Rule Profiles consist of IP and Referer Blocks. Both are a list of line seperated PCRE expressions. When a request comes in for your content, The request is matched against your URL Rules. Each URL Rule is associated with a Rule Profile, which is compared against the request information (IP Address and Refering website), if the request is blocked by your Rule Profiles, the client is sent a 403, otherwise your content is served. Rules are processed in the following order
Denied IP Addresses (Matches are given a 403).
Allowed IP Addresses (Non-Matches given a 403)
Blocked Referers (Matches are given a 403)
Allowed Referers (Non-Matches are given a 403)
If any of the rules are blank, they are not processed.
** INCORRECT RULE PROFILES CAN MAKE YOUR CONTENT INACCESSIBLE.
** IF YOU ARE UNCLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING, PLEASE CONTACT SUPPORT BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES.