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Restrict site access with IIS

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Can IIS be configured to give access only from certain IPs?

How secure is this? If a user spoofs an IP can this be overridden?

Does this effect DNS?

Can you give me basic instruction on how to do this?
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by:Krypton-IT-Solutions
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Hello, you can go into IIS and right click the site in question, and go to properties and then directory security. Not sure about spoofing and I'm sure anything can be bypassed if you have the no how but this IP restriction should help you.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324066

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by:tanujchandna
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Hi,

Please refer the following article url for the same:

http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/159/configuring-remote-administration-and-feature-delegation-in-iis-7/

If you want to restrict website to a specific range of IP address the refer the following article url:

http://forums.iis.net/t/1153158.aspx
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Sanjay Santoki earned 500 total points
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Hi Sam,

You can IP based access for any website as said by first post. Basically this is a kernel filter that will load at the kernel level when IIS service start. The connection for the web request will come to the server and IIS will reject it if it is not in allowed list.

It is more secure if you are going to allow only few IP addresses. Also, it will block access through spoofing at some instant.

In respect of DNS, you don't need to do anything.

Thanks,
Sanjay Santoki
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by:sam1492
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If I have multiple sites on one server, can i still select only one or 2 sites to restrict access?
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by:Krypton-IT-Solutions
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Yes you can select just the site from within the console. So expand the groups to see your site "my site" etc and right click/properties/directory security... Repeat for each site! You can restrict complete access to the IIS server itself if you wish by applying the settings a level up.

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