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How to throttle the FCC to dial up modem speeds on your website using Nginx
# The blog post that started it all: https://neocities.org/blog/the-fcc-is-now-rate-limited
#
# Current known FCC address ranges:
# https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7716915
#
# Confirm/locate FCC IP ranges with this: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-165-135-0-0-1/pft
#
# In your nginx.conf:
location / {
if ( $remote_addr ~* 192.133.125.0/24 ) {
limit_rate 3k;
}
if ( $remote_addr ~* 165.135.0.0/16 ) {
limit_rate 3k;
}
if ( $remote_addr ~* 192.104.54.0/24 ) {
limit_rate 3k;
}
if ( $remote_addr ~* 4.21.126.0/24 ) {
limit_rate 3k;
}
if ( $remote_addr ~* 65.125.25.64/26 ) {
limit_rate 3k;
}
if ( $remote_addr ~* 208.23.64.0/25 ) {
limit_rate 3k;
}
# put the serve files or proxy_pass code here.
}
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m1 commented May 11, 2014

@jedsmith

Apache 12-regexes-per-request
In grown-up operations terms, we call that a "DoS vector," being one while(1) away from unresponsive.)

Can't tell if this is a joke or pure idiocy. Also this made me laugh:

Oh wait, if you're sticking this in your config and getting away with it, you don't have a site of note. So, never mind.

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handelaar commented May 12, 2014

@m1 Pay no heed. Apple's employees know everything about everything.

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jdorfman commented May 12, 2014

Genius.

FWIW: If you are a MaxCDN customer you can enable this in the CP: http://blog.maxcdn.com/throttle-fcc-fight-net-neutrality/

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flipflopsimsommer commented May 13, 2014

👍

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wasnertobias commented May 16, 2014

+1

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Danw33 commented May 21, 2014

Brilliant! Implementing this on all of my sites...

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JCron245 commented Dec 14, 2017

Anyone implemented this recently?

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Serkan-devel commented Apr 8, 2018

Are those IP-ranges still correct?

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