PfBlockerNG - cannot open up South Korea



  • I had all of Asia blocked, and just recently try to open up (permit) South Korea.
    I opened it by: opened the Asia tab - then unselected "Korea, Republic of-KR" - then pressed Save

    pfBlockerNG continued to block South Korea…
    The blocking appears in the Alerts tab, and clearly says KR in the CC column.
    The Alert tab is also indicating that the "pfB_Asia_v4" is the "Rule" blocking it.

    In the meantime, I am now a "sitting duck" - for I had to disable the Rule (which permits ALL of Asia)

    • in order to permit the access needed for the South Korean user.

    Screenshot attached:




  • geo-blocking isn't going to help you much anyway because the hackers are just going to use proxy or vpn in a area you do allow.


  • Moderator

    @brasilnut:

    I had all of Asia blocked, and just recently try to open up (permit) South Korea.
    I opened it by: opened the Asia tab - then unselected "Korea, Republic of-KR" - then pressed Save

    After hitting "Save", follow that with a "Force Update" to get the changes to take effect. However, a "Force Reload" is better when you remove Lists or CCs…

    Also, don't block the Inbound unless you have open WAN ports. And if you have open WAN ports, then protect only those open ports. Also its better to permit the few countries that you want instead of trying to block the world...

    See the following two links:
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=86212.msg548324#msg548324
    https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=86212.msg553921#msg553921


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