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Simple IP and IP-range blocking for Django

Project Description

This is a simple application to restrict access by IP address. There’s a few other apps that do this out there, but they tend to have other features such as rate limiting. I think it’s best to leave rate-limiting to rate-limiting specific apps, so this just blocks IPs.


  • pip install django-block-ip
  • Add block_ip to your INSTALLED_APPS.
  • Add block_ip.middleware.BlockIPMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES.
  • Run syncdb.
  • Add one or more entries to the BlockIP list in the admin. You can just enter a single IP or use a network mask, like this:


This is based on, which was based on the Justquick’s django snippet (

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