to use BeeThink IP Blocker?
Blocker programs are widely used for protecting websites and
P2P users. BeeThink IP Blocker is
convenient IP blocking software that
makes primary users to archive IP blocking goal easily. This article
introduces how to use BeeThink IP Blocker to ban IP addresses.
of all, users need to download BeeThink IP Blocker
from BeeThink website. After a short download, the BeeThink IP Blocker
installation file will be saved onto your computer. Double click the
downloaded file and then the installation process will begin.
BeeThink IP Blocker
installation, it is suggested that users completely remove the
previous versions of BeeThink IP Blocker. For
most steps in the installation, just simply click the 'Next' buttons to
continue. There are only two steps need to be carefully configured.
One is 'Windows service setting', another is 'Filter exception rules
setting'. Please tick the check boxes if you want to choose the
Windows Service Setting
option means BeeThink IP Blocker can
run as a Windows service. A Windows service can be automatically
started when the computer boots and run in the background as long as
Windows is running, can be paused and restarted, and do not show any
user interface. These features make Windows services ideal for use on
a server or whenever you need long-running functionality that does not
interfere with other users who are working on the same computer.
Filter Exceptional Rules Setting
is only one exceptional rule can be configured during BeeThink IP
Blocker installation. The exception rule is 'Always allow HTTP and
HTTPS protocols', which is designed for P2P users who want to visit
web pages while P2P programs download files. More exceptional rules
can be set after installation.
the above two settings are applied, the options will be effected to all
users on the computer which is installed BeeThink IP Blocker. After
installation, it is recommended to restart the computer.
IP Blocking List
the first time running BeeThink IP Blocker, there is a wizard dialog
instructing users to set up IP blocking list. The default IP blocking
lists come from I-Blocklist.
users want to add their own IP blocking update lists, they may click
'Continue' button to show 'List Update Management' dialog. In this
dialog, users can add, modify, remove IP blocking lists and even
configure the IP blocking lists to be automatic updated periodically.
After the wizard dialogs,
users will be presented with the BeeThink IP Blocker main dialog,
which is showed as follows. As you can see, network packets are well
organized and displayed in the form of network sessions. BeeThink defines all
network packets passing through two specific computers (two IP
addresses) belong to one session.
In the main dialog, the local IP addresses and remote IP addresses are
displayed as well as outgoing bytes and incoming bytes. If an IP
address is blocked, a red circle displays at the front of the session. If an
IP address is allowed, a green circle shows. In addition, BeeThink IP
Blocker displays DNS information of each session, which is extremely
useful for those who wants to know the detailed information of the remote
IP addresses, such as website URLs.
Block IP Addresses
IP Blocker makes it easy to block IP addresses. The following image
shows the 'IP List' dialog. There are two work modes used in BeeThink IP Blocker,
which are 'Block' mode and 'Allow' mode. With the 'Block' mode, each
network packet that matches the IP block list will be blocked. With the
'Allow' mode, only the packets that match the IP allow list will be
can input single IP address or IP address ranges in the 'IP
Address Editor' dialog.
order to make IP blocking easy, BeeThink IP Blocker has a feature that
allows user to right-click any network session. In the main window, a
popup menu displays if any network session is right-clicked. Users
choose the proper menu item to block or unblock the remote IP
can import IP list file by clicking 'Import IP List' button in the
main window. BeeThink
IP Blocker supports a variety range of IP list formats, such as
PeerGuardian IPfilter file, Emule
IPfilter file, and Apache's
.htaccess file. For website masters, BeeThink
IP Blocker is designed for Internet servers to ban country IP
addresses via Apache's .htaccess files. Internet servers include HTTP servers, mail servers, FTP servers, VOIP PBX and SIP
servers and so on. For P2P users, BeeThink IP Blocker blocks 'bad' IP
addresses by using PeerGuardian IPfilter
file and Emule IPfilter file.
Configuring TCP/IP protocols Based Rules
BeeThink IP Blocker can be used as a simple firewall and the firewall rules are based on IP address, port, protocol, and other factors.
Enabling Exceptional Rules
Exception rules are performed in spite of the current IP
blocking list and rules. It is particularly useful for those who want
to allow specific TCP/IP protocols. By enabling exceptions, users can allow (or block) special protocols such as HTTP, FTP, SMTP and even
a special TCP/IP protocol.
are several options available for users to configure BeeThink IP
is convenient to record blocked network traffic, allowed network
traffic, or all network traffic. The recorded file can be used as
Internet server log files to analyze network traffic.
IP Blocker can run as a Windows service, which is particular important
for website managers.
If users want to know more about network traffic, such as TCP ports
and packet content, they can double-click a network session and then
the 'Traffic Detail Viewer' dialog shows.
IP Blocker lets users to block any IP addresses conveniently. It can
be used for both website managers and P2P users. BeeThink IP Blocker
works under NDIS (Network
Driver Interface Specification) layer, which is the first layer that
incoming network traffic passes through. Since NDIS filtering occurs
at such a low level, BeeThink IP Blocker can filter each incoming and
outgoing network packet.