I’d asked for this in previous versions, but will try again. I feel blocking by country would be a great addition in CIS. This could be accomplished in a manner of ways:
Providing the possibility to use the (free) Geo Country Database by Maxmind
Providing the possibility to use Access Control Lists, like the free Country ACL from Country IP Blocks
Reverse DNS look-up based country blocking, for example with Comodo’s own database
This could be especially useful for those operating a mail server or just to block some potentially dangerous countries like China (this is not racism, but the majority of Spam, Malware and Cyberattacks originates there).
FYI. In london there is a large railway terminus called clapham railway junction and the inventor of the web.(tim-berners lee) used to live here when he was younger and he got the inspiration for the web from this railway terminus.
I could go on about this but you get the general idea.(i hope)
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Myself I haven’t voted, having conflicts in my head, I’m for usability and options but also such a feature could be dangerous and potentially legit developers could lose a lot of income if something like this became widely used, suddenly everyone is blocking China and then legit developers and even the normal users would be affected.
Though I think I’m leaning more to “Yes” for reason stated before, though I would pesonally no use it and I would recommend against using it unless you know what you are doing.
Edit: apparently I had already voted “Yes”… my memory isn’t the best =S
Please, fellow users, understand that this would not be used to block EVERYTHING per country but to block country access in SPECIFIC applications where it might be useful, like a mailserver.
How many of you have a version of MS Word and only use basic font and paragraph formatting features? Others use advanced footnotes or chapter or field features which you might never have heard of but which still contribute to the program’s fame of being a very powerful application.
I simply cannot understand why people vote “No” with the argument “I don’t see the use”. In that case it won’t hurt you either that the feature is simply available. Like any powerful advanced feature, the application depends entirely on the needs and knowledge of the user.
For those who don’t know what you could use it for, simply ignore it. For others it could be a godsend.
So far I have not read a single valid argument against it, except maybe that blocking a country might lead to unfair disadvantages for that country. Then again, the use of the Internet is free to decide for any user and since this is a user decision and not something imposed on the user, the argument does not take. Power to the user!
I’ve reset the poll, added a third option and would ask those who don’t see the benefit to vote “Don’t care”, otherwise please formulate a specific reason why this feature would be detrimental.
That is beside the point of a wish list topic. If we didn’t have a history with you I would have left this alone but now I am thinking you might be tying to start a brawl. You are treading a dangerous area right now.
Again i say its a not neede functionaity.
We already heard you.
This poll should be retired gracefully.
It’s up to you to leave this topic alone and retire from it. Nobody is asking you to reply nor does it violate any forum policies. It’s a legit topic for the reasons I have mentioned in the above.