Banning, excluding, and masking IP addresses

You can Ban IP Addresses from viewing or accessing your site, Exclude IP Addresses from displaying in your traffic statistics, as well as Mask an IP Address from showing on your site -- from within:

[Members & Access > IP Access Filters]

 

 

Banning IP Addresses:

To Ban an IP Address from viewing or accessing your site, you will need to add a valid IP Address to the IP address field, then mark the checkbox for Banned:

Excluding IP Addresses:

To Exclude your IP Address from displaying in your traffic statistics, you will need to add your valid IP Address to the IP address field, then mark the checkbox for Don't Log:

Note: Do not check Banned when adding your IP Address, as this will ban you from viewing your site from this IP Address. If you do not know what your IP Address is, you can locate your IP address quickly by visiting this site.

Masking IP Addresses:

To Mask an IP Address from displaying on your site, you will need to add your valid IP Address to the IP address field, then mark the checkbox for Masked:

Masking an IP Address will hide the IP Address information shown within a discussion forum or a journal comment for a user.

IP Address Excluding Tips:

If you need to exclude all IP Addresses within an office's Network Subnet, you can add a Wildcard IP Address. For Example:

123.123.123.* -- Which equals 123.123.123.0-255

or:

123.123.*.* -- Which equals 123.123.0-255.0-255

This will not log any IP Address within this range.

Note:
  1. Most offices use NAT (Network Address Translation) when assigning an IP Address. You cannot add a NAT IP Addresses to the IP Access Filter within your Squarespace site. Check with your Network Administrator for more information on locating your public IP.
  2. If your ISP (Internet Service Provider) issues a dynamic IP address rather than a static IP Address, your IP Address will change from time to time. Some ISPs can issue a Static IP upon request. You should contact your ISP for more info.

IP Address Banning Tips:

In the case of spam comments or heavy suspicious traffic, there is no need to block these IP Addresses -- the fact that they hit your site so many times will alert our spam filters, and these IP Addresses will be blocked by Squarespace.

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Banning, excluding, and masking IP addresses