I usually post in the general topics, but this question properly belongs her, I think. If not, then please direct me to where I should ask.
Anyway, what got my attention recently was that I was reviewing logs of my moodle and have been noticing lately that I am getting hits from IP addresses all over the globe. I suppose these are people fishing for ways to exploit my site, and I know they are not students, since this term is over. So, I went to the address lookups in site admin and it informs me that the locations I am seeing can be wildly different than where they are actually coming from, and advises that I install the GeoLite City database from MaxMind.
OK, but I don't see how to do that. I am asking for some kind person here to walk me through how to actually install this database so that I can more accurately track site visitors and potentially block them.
Related to this question is whether or not I should block a geographic area or not. My students live in one large geographic area (a U.S. state) and I don't want to block them if their IP address should by chance be outside that zone (not sure if I can do this). But if anyone has advice on how to narrow logins to one specific area, I would be very appreciative.
Thanks in advance.