Many blocked IP from the same person?

  • Hi,
    I was wondering if its normal to get so many blocked IP from a private IP in 3 days?
    while my Internal IP is

    See picture

    Thank you

  •, isn't that in IPV4 private address space? Is that hitting your LAN or your WAN interface?  If it's hitting WAN from the outside, then someone upstream of you is spewing out traffic with that as an address.  If it's hitting your LAN, then someone inside is spewing that and your LAN rules are blocking it.

  • depends on where it's coming from, what it is, and why it's being blocked. Maybe normal, maybe not.

  • Hi does this photo help? And spewing out traffic?

    Thank you

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Hi does this photo help?

    Not really, no.

  • Just curios, what program are you using to get those graphs?


  • lol…well thats awkward forgot to add the photo,
    and @johns
    Im using ELK I will be posting a guide this afternoon

  • Whats your internet provider setup?

    Those are DHCP ports
    So you could be behind another firewall issuing DHCP to you or your ISP maybe having problems. Very weird if its wan side like your pic suggests.

  • thanks for the reply firewalluser, well my DHCP is handle by my windows server and on pfSense i have DHCP off. Here is my setup see pic

    Thank you

  • Yeah but its your WAN interface on pfsense thats blocking those packets so its something upstream.

    It might be how you have configured your static ip or how your isp have their system working. Having worked for big companies listed on the stock markets in the past, never under estimate a cock up on their part, most people would be surprised at how they spin things, even the big IT names get hacked often but dont disclose all the time even perhaps because they dont know or care.

  • hmmm.. well atleast its blocking  ;D so do you recommend to call my lSP?

    edit: i was reading up on this
    seems like something of the lSP I try to call to see what they say or ill just unlog that IP because its flooding my ELK server  :-[

    Thank you

  • so do you recommend to call my lSP?

    I wouldn't bother.  Your firewall is doing its job.

  • I'd check your end first, make sure your wan connection is configured properly as per their instructions as different ISP have different ways of allocating a fixed ip to you and then give them a call to ask. Theres no harm done in asking in fact you might even be able to glean some info from their support team like whether they are competent or not or maybe alert them to the fact they have a problem which could be an indicator your ISP has been hacked. Its more common than you think.

    Edit. I'd monitor it and see if it changes in any way. Whilst JohnPoz says below its noise from the ISP, I guess some ISP are better than others as I dont see that from the ISP's I've dealt with here in the UK who allocate fixed ip's.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    its noise from your isp.. And the default rule of block private on wan is logging it..  Its just dhcp noise.. yeah you can see that from other users of your isp, etc.  if was me I would just turn off logging of it - its going to fill up your logs..

    Want to see more noise look at all the arps your seeing as well ;)

    But your saying your seeing 50K packets?  in what span of time?  That box really wants to renew its ip.. Do you have public on your wan?  or do you have a private IP?

  • lolz the past 4 days crazy picture. But you know whats funny my lSP modem somehow has 2 static IP one is the and I have another network which is 201.xx.xx.xx. not sure how i got this well..originally my I bought static but when I started to put windows server and pfSense I wanted to separate to do tests so i would not mess up my main network, so then i connected to port 2 on the lSP modem to the pfSense and got another IP.  ;D

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    port 2 on the modem?  Not a modem then its a gateway.  So do you have these publics on your pfsense WAN or is pfsense private natted behind your "modem"

  • I think you are right its a gateway. The gateway that i have is a technicolor heres a pic of the setup

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    still didn't really answer my question.. Does pfsense actually have a public on its interface, same with your netgear dd-wrt or are they on a natted network from your isp gateway??

    go to pfsense interfaces..

  • Yep it does, Also by the way i have been trying to block that IP but without the logs i tried
    Disable the checkbox "block RFC1918" on the WAN-config page.
    Create an alias containing, and
    Create on your WAN a new block-rule with as source any and as destination the previously created alias.

    But no luck  :(

  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Disable the checkbox "block RFC1918" on the WAN-config page.
    Create an alias containing, and
    Create on your WAN a new block-rule with as source any and as destination the previously created alias.

    That's because the traffic into your WAN is sourced from the address in question and destined for your WAN address.  You have pass source any dest RFC1918 so it's not going to match.

    What you want is to leave the block RFC1918 traffic enabled on WAN.

    If you don't want to see it logged, either put another block rule for the specific source IP address on WAN without logging (put it at the top) or turn off the logging for those block rules in Status > System Logs > Settings

  • thanks silly me  ;D

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    So who says its not your gateway sending out that traffic?  What makes no sense is that 50K packets would come from the SAME ip.. Seems like a bug in the dhcp client.. That would not be a discover packet but a renew packet since its sourced from IP and not

    I would take it coming from your gateway device. What is the mac of the packet..  Does it match up to what your gateway device is?  Is your ddwrt device seeing these packets?

  • well i ran wireshark on both network. But nothing from that IP but I think your right the gateway is trying to renew its IP from the because originally its not static maybe that could be the cause?

    Also had to uncheck on settings logs the option of Log packets blocked by 'Block Private Networks' rules for it not to log that

    Thank you

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    those are different source macs… Where did you sniff that at?  pfsense wan?  Are you seeing 50K of those packets again?

    00:24:b2 is netgear.. hat is prob its lan with that

    that other mac is

    Hon Hai Precision Ind.Co.Ltd
        Taipei Hsien 236
        D0:27:88:00:00:00 - D0:27:88:FF:FF:FF
        IEEE MA-L

    Which have no idea what that is..

  • yeah my bad i forgot to sniff the gateway from my lSP now i see the DHCP renewing but not the 50k packets. Im pretty sure my lSP is trying to renew my WAN of the 181.xx.xx.xx  :(

    Also whats curious is that my gateway is on bridge mode which in theory It should not give me DHCP when connecting though wifi to my lSP gateway?
    Or am i Completely  wrong?

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Your isp doesn't renew anything  A client when about 50 of its lease or when told to via dhcp options will attempt to renew.. This comes from the dhcp client.

    Why are you showing what looks like public IP but then also address?  So is it getting renewed or is it sending every few seconds still?

  • so the public IP is the 201.xx.xx.xx im not sure why it shows now heres the weird part So I can also connect though WIFI to the gateway and and shows something totally different. see Picture. Also the I have it turned off the logging im sure its still blocking.
    is this even possible to have this IP? Im just confused how I have internet when the gateway is on bridge mode and I am able to connect directly though WIFI.

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    that is a public IP with a very large mask /18 man that is big mask.. Yeah if ts bridge mode you would get IP from isp over wireless..  Normally you only get 1 IP.. It seems odd that you have 2 different IP blocks there you were seeing.

  • its very weird  :o but on the bright side I got 2 static public IP  ;D

    Thanks again Johnpoz for all the help  :)

  • You might find one is actually static for server hosting purposes like web & email, remote access/vpn etc, the other if in a different range is variable so you can surf the web with an element of privacy, at least thats what UK ISP's do anyway, but as I also discovered when ISP's hand out an IP block when ordering a single static ip, the ISP have in fact given all the ip's in the block. Whether your ISP have done this if its so large, only you can find out by setting up pfsense to accept incoming on the other ip's in that block, or they may have some other setup upstream to restrict you to one ip.

    Have a poke a round if interested in finding out.