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How to block visiotrs by country without using GEoIP module

Hello! recently I installed the GeoIp module and followed the tutorial provided in this link https://www.howtoforge.com/nginx-how-to-block-visitors-by-country-with-the-geoip-module-debian-ubuntu but it seems the GeoIp module is not able to block the visitors from a particular country.

For instance, I wanted to block the visitors from Japan, I tried using proxy for Japan and I could still access my site. Not only that, my analytics report shows some users from Japan. So I am definitely sure the GeopIp is not doing the work.

I want to known if there are other ways to block visitors by country, any other NGinx modules or settings.

Any help will be grateful!

Thank you

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Hello there,

I’ve found this question that involves CSF and I want to include this link for a mini-tutorial about How to install and Configure Config Server Firewall (CSF) on CentOS

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-install-and-configure-config-server-firewall-csf-on-centos

For Ubuntu use How To Install and Configure Config Server Firewall (CSF) on Ubuntu

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-config-server-firewall-csf-on-ubuntu

Regards

Hello,

Usually you should be able to do that with GeoIP, but if it does not work you could try using CSF and block specific countries by adding the country code in the CCDENY list in CSF.

Another method would be to use CloudFlare and block the traffic through there. The good thing of doing this is that the traffic would be filtered even before it reaches your server.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby