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These are the best practices that should be followed by an OTT broadcaster when implementing GeoGuard DB for location spoofing protection.

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GeoGuard DB needs to be updated as frequently as possible to ensure all latest updates are applied as well as to avoid false positives. Currently, for most cases, GeoGuard DB updates 4 times a day.

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The following flags are essential to consider for blocking to ensure the basic protection:

  • is_anonymous_vpn
  • is_public_proxy
  • is_tor_exit_node
  • is_smart_dns_proxy

Optional flags to increase coverage would be

 

is_vpn_datacenter

is_hosting_provider

is_anonymous_vpn

This identifies blocks of IP addresses known to be currently used by VPN providers.

is_public_proxy

This flag identifies IP addresses known to be public proxies. These are used to anonymize users by hiding their real IP address.

is_tor_exit_node

This flag identifies IP addresses known to be used by the Tor Project, an anonymity network.

is_smart_dns_proxy

This flag identifies IP addresses known to be currently used by DNS Proxy providers.

is_vpn_datacenter

This flag identifies IP address ranges owned by data centers that are known to collaborate with VPN providers. Some VPN Providers change their data center IP addresses too frequently to be consistently detected by Is_anonymous_vpn alone.

is_hosting_provider

This flag identifies IP addresses owned by Datacenters & Cloud Providers.