I am an admin for a gaming clan, we rent dedicated boxes instead of gameservers.
I would like to know if there is a easy way to set up a firewall (or similar) for windows server 2003. I only want to block access to the server for individules who are on a ban list, but allow anyone else to access the servers for gaming.
We use game specific kickers, banning programs to keep the trash out, but it only kicks them after they have connected. I was thinking some kind of firewall may prevent them from even attempting to log in.
Any suggestions would be helpfull, please note I am not familiar with server firewalls, and from what I have read about the windows firewall built in, it only allows access via a "allowed user" list not a "banned user" list. That and it is either way above my ability, or may require more work than it is worth.