Can I block the ip range in this field or only individual IPs ?
You can block or allow ranges using the format
192.168.0.0/16 in the Screened IP section of your Admin dashboard
What if I want to block only part of the pool e.g. 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 ?
Can you explain the methodology, why?
You can understand about the CIDR notation going to the link that falco mentioned. Some useful tips is that /32 is the same ip (220.127.116.11 = 18.104.22.168/32), /24 is the 256 possibilities of the last part (like 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199), and every 8 that you subtract after the slash makes the range larger, so 0.0.0.0/0 is the range of all ips (ipv4).
The ip range you requested has all ranges of the last part, and some ranges from the 3rd part, so the notation would be something between 16 and 24. To make things easier you can use some utility for that, like the following:
(I’m not the site owner, just a quick search for “ip range to cidr util”, so use it at your own risk)
The result (range of
188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) is:
220.127.116.11/18 (I’m not sure of the result actually, haven’t calculated myself, although, as expected, it’s between 16 and 24, but I think it’s correct because it’s the complete last part, plus 64 for the 3rd part, and 64=2^6, and then 24-6=18).