Problem with DNSBL and Plex



  • Hello,

    I run into some problems with setting up blocking different countries for my open ports and allowed conections. The last thing I don't get always running is plex media server. It get sometimes conected but then drops out and I have to manual reastablish the conection. Then it works for a day and then it drops out.

    Please have a look at the screenshots. I'm not an expert but trie as good as I can. The amazon servers in europe are like

    eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com
    eu-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com
    eu-west-3.compute.amazonaws.com

    but they get blocked by pfB_NAmerica_v4, but I have the allowed rule on top of all? Please help me to see my mistake.







  • I also tried this way and whitelisted the ips that get blocked and the get blocked right away






  • These are what I added to the "IPv4 Custom_List" under my Plex rule…

    54.246.0.0/16 #eu-west-1, EC2
    34.240.0.0/13 #eu-west-1, EC2

    You can find all the amazon subnets here, I would only add what you need at the minimum.
    https://ip-ranges.amazonaws.com/ip-ranges.json

    Now, that being said... don't block all countries, just allow the countries you want...  for instance, I only allow US connections to my media server, the above two rules are due to plex hosting on aws outside of the USA.

    Here is my rule for plex...
    https://imgur.com/a/NnLlD



  • Hello Aaron,

    thank you for the replay and the screenshots. I will test this and I will report back, many thanks.



  • So here we go, all my settings are now like you greatly suggested but:

    I'm looking in the wrong menu? I don't have the "ip4 source definition" like you?!

    And I also get only a conection if I set plex on a random port, not a sticky one. What are your settings here?






  • @DaReaLDeviL:

    So here we go, all my settings are now like you greatly suggested but:

    I'm looking in the wrong menu? I don't have the "ip4 source definition" like you?!

    He is using development version of pfBlockerNG.


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