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I want to know how to block IP addresses via Digitalocean?

Actually, I want to block all bot IPs from visiting my webpage. Also want to block particular IP sets.

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18 months later and the DO firewall still doesn’t support deny rules, only permit.


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The simplest way to block specific IP address or ranges of them would be to set up a basic firewall using UFW. It is included with Ubuntu by default.

You can then block a specific IP address by running:

  1. sudo ufw deny from XXX.XXX.XX.XX

For a deeper dive into using UFW, check out:

Youtube tutorial of how to whitelist IP address with Digital Ocean’s firewall: https://snipp.ly/l/OjLdg

Whitelist can be better in some cases then blacklisting IPs so here is a video for that just in case that can be of use to you in your situation