hostnames

 

FiP offers many configurations for hostnames (without www.) so you can optimize blocking/allowing of connections.

 

  • In general a rule like "google.com" will only block/allow google.com, but not the subdomains like abc.google.com.
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  • For subdomains you can set rules with an asterix *. *google.com will block google.com and its subdomains. *.google.com (the dot between the asterix and the hostname) will only block/allow connections to subdomains - for example will block abc.google.com but NOT google.com
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    IPs

     

    If you enter an IP as a rule there are also a few options. Please keep in mind that there can be different domains hosted on one server with the same IP.

     

  • 129.168.2.100 will effect all connections to that IP. Regardless what the popup shows as a hostname.
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  • Ranges are supported: 129.168.2.1-25 will effect all IPs within the range. Ranges are only supported for the last group.
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  • 129.168.2.* will effect all domains from 129.168.2.0 to 129.158.2.255
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    Ports

     

    Configurations for ports offer further customization. Ports can be used for rules containing an IP or an hostname.

     

  • google.com:80 will only effect connections to google.com which are being routed through port 80.
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  • google.com:2-30 will effect connecting going through the defined port range.
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  • *:80 will effect all connections which are being routed through port 80.

     

  • asterixes are not supported for ports. google.com:* is not needed, as you can simply set google.com.
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