This option contains the list of IP addresses of the computers that are allowed to take control over the mldonkey client (i.e., to connect to the interface ports). By default, only localhost (127.0.0.1) is allowed.
Beside individual IP addresses, it is also possible to specify NetworkRanges. However, think twice before doing so, as it's a severe security risk.
If you prefer accessing your core through an authenticated, encrypted, and optionally compressed channel, set up SshTunnel.
allowed_ips defaults to 127.0.0.1.
This option is stored in downloads.ini
> set allowed_ips "127.0.0.1 192.168.15.255"
will set allowed_ips to ["127.0.0.1"; "192.168.15.255"] (in the format expected in downloads.ini), and will allow connections to the interface ports from localhost and 192.168.15.0/24
Since version 2.8.0 now supports other syntax as well
5264: allowed_ips: Support CIDR address/mask format and IP ranges (pango) * old syntax is converted to CIDR format: - 192.168.000.255 -> 192.168.000.000/24 - 192.168.255.255 -> 192.168.000.000/16 - 188.8.131.52 -> 192.000.000.000/8 - 255.255.255.255 -> 000.000.000.000/0 * new possible syntax, to calculate: http://www.subnet-calculator.com/cidr.php - CIDR, like 192.168.0.106/30 (192.168.0.104 - 192.168.0.107) - IP ranges, like 192.168.1.123 - 192.168.1.133
When upgrading old syntax is converted automatically, not when downgrading
older versions can not read the new syntax so you have to adjust allowed_ips again.