DDoS Protection for Minecraft - Banning User IP Addresses

DDoS Protection for Minecraft - Banning User IP Addresses

Our Remote DDoS protection provides a DDoS protected IP XX.XX.XX.X which forwards to your main server IP. When a user logs into your server, their IP appears as though their IP is that of the IP of the DDoS server. The problem this causes is it prevents server owners and administrators from being able to ban users by IP address, as it will ban the Minecraft DDoS protection from allowing anyone to access your game server. To remedy this, you will need to simply use standard character bans, rather than IP bans. We understand this can be difficult when dealing with troll accounts, but unfortunately there is no way around this at the present time. Be sure to tell any admins, mods or anyone with OP on your server to NEVER IP ban anyone on the server as it will prevent users from accessing the server. If you don't know what a DDoS attack is: it stands for Distributed Denial of Service and is a type of cyber attack.

Troubleshooting:

If you have already banned the DDoS IP from the server and are unable to access the server follow these steps:

  1. Go into the FTP or SSH.
  2. Navigate to the server’s main folder. (/home/minecraft/multicraft/servers/server)
  3. Delete the file called “banned-ips.txt”.
  4. Then restart your server.

A good alternative to our remote DDoS protection to be able to see/ban the real player IPs is a DDoS protected dedicated server with native DDoS protection. It will also assure the best possible latency and performance of your Minecraft server. If a dedicated server is too large for your MC requirements, you can also check out our unmetered bandwidth VPS offers that include DDoS protection.
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