If you have a small number of clients who do not use newsgroups, you can create a group of restricted computers that cannot access the NNTP virtual server. Limiting access to server resources enhances security and can improve performance by reducing the load on the server. By default, all computers can access the NNTP virtual server until you identify a group of restricted IP addresses, subnets, or domains.
Warning Identify a restricted computer by IP address only if you assign IP addresses statically. If a DHCP server assigns temporary IP addresses to computers, you cannot ensure that a computer will always have the same IP address.
To restrict access by IP address, subnet, or domain:
Tip If you know only the name of the computer, click DNS Lookup. Type the name of the computer, and then click OK. If the IP address is resolved, it appears automatically in IP address.
Note Restricting a computer's access to one virtual server does not necessarily restrict access to all NNTP virtual servers. You must restrict the computer's access to each virtual server if you do not want that computer to access any service. If you restrict a computer from accessing only one instance of an virtual server, depending on how you configure access to the other virtual servers, the computer may still have access to other NNTP virtual servers.