DO Ideas 2

Geo IP Country Blocks at Droplet Creation

The idea is to ban or allow certain countries from accessing a droplet. Most of the problems we have are always from the same sources, thieves, bots, scanners, crawlers, scammers, spammers, you name it.. OR simply people from countries to whom you donĀ“t want to do business. If we could block or allow certain countries right from the beginning it would be much easier to keep the servers safe and at low resource consumption. Good for all, for DO and for sys admins.

Accessto a good geoip fresh database costs money, if DO could provide this feature and cache the responses we all could benefit.

  • Fred
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Jonathan N. Winters commented
    September 11, 2018 16:10

    @DO, I agree, please add Geo-Firewalling to the firewall options. Synology router and Meraki MX routers have nice interfaces for adding this functionality. Perhaps DO's interface can look at what those two respective companies interfaces look like and implement something similar for DO droplets.