troubleshooting Question

Blocking outside IP Addresses

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Wayne BarronFlag for United States of America asked on
Software FirewallsWindows Server 2016Windows NetworkingMicrosoft IIS Web ServerNetwork Security
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Hello All;

OK, as the subject states. We are wanting/needing to block IP addresses.
I do not currently have a professional industry standard hardware firewall at the moment.
So, we are going to rely on Windows Firewall or Other, software based Firewall.

Whichever route that we take.
We will need to have access to the file that the IP Addresses are stored at.
Rather is it through

Windows Server
     Windows Firewall and Advance Security
          Inbound Rules
OR, through

IIS - Internet Information Services
                   IP Address and Domain Restrictions

I am thinking that using the Windows Firewall and Advance Security,
Would be the better of the two to use.

If either one of these are the ones, and I would prefer to stick with either one of these.
(preferably the Window Firewall)
How would I access the file where the IP Addresses are stored at?
I am writing a application that grabs IP Addresses of potential hackers on our mail server.
The script is fully functional already, except for blocking said IP Address from access the system altogether.

Any ideas suggestions, anything.
Thank You

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