How to eliminate China from reports
Question asked by Jonathan Rubin - 5/11/2015 at 8:14 AM
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We are trying out SmarterTrack and are currently receiving over 400,000 page views a week from China.  I would like to eliminate all statistics at all levels from all reports.  Since I am new to this a simple explanation with an example would be very much appreciated. BTW, I do not want to eliminate the logging of these hits.  Thank You
 

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Brian Ellwood Replied
Are you servicing anyone in China? If not, you could simply block all IP's sourcing from China.
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Jonathan Rubin Replied
Thank you for taking the time to reply. We are not servicing anyone in China, however, our firewall, Sonicwall does not allow us a simply way to block a countries IP's. It requires specific IP's and ranges to block. Unfortunately, we are unable to simply check a box!
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Brian Ellwood Replied
SonicWall has Geo-Based filtering:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA6amYsJBGo
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Jonathan Rubin Replied
Thank Brian... However our TZ-200 does not support this... It need a minimum of a TZ-210 :(
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Brian Ellwood Replied
You can do it via Windows Firewall:

Script:
http://inlandinvestigationsgroup.com/?p=369

IP List:
http://www.ipdeny.com/ipblocks/data/aggregated/cn-aggregated.zone

HTH =)
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Jonathan Rubin Replied
 Brian,  Thank you for taking the time with this.... I will try this.  Is there no way to simply exclude the Chinese IP's from the reports?  Thanks
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Steve Reid Replied
The best way to handle China is to block them at your firewall. We use an older IBM server running Pfsense and it has been wonderful. There's an addon package called PfBlocker that allows entire country blocking.
our network traffic is normally light, so the Chinese stats were skewing everything. And while we were at it we blocked Russia too.

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