We have a number of IP ranges blocked to prevent huge amounts of spam to the GitLab instance.
The IP blocks are configured in
/etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb in the
nginx['custom_gitlab_server_config'] option. Additionally there is a custom error page for when the IP is blocked, which is stored at
After making changes to the
gitlab.rb, you need to run
sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure for the changes to be applied to the actual config files. Under no circumstances edit the generated config files directly, always use the
In case you made an error in the configuration and something is not working as expected or some components, for example nginx, are not starting anymore, you can use
sudo gitlab-ctl tail to view logs.