So I'm doing a bit of traveling around and wanted to work on this blog. I have it hosted on a computer at my house (which as far as I know is not against the ToS since its a personal use, non-profit project).
I wanted to access via ssh, and https. I had gone to the website, and it was working fine. I then ssh'd in successfully from a hotel and suddenly the connection would freeze. I tried to go to the https site, and it was no longer responding. At first I thought it was some type of hotel traffic shaping policy. I tried using a VPN I often use with different public IPs. It would exhibit the same behavior. This made me think it was something at my house that was causing the problem. It seems that as soon as an IP made an SSH connection to my house, it would ban that IP, even if the SSH connection succeeded. Ugh.
I logged into the xFI app, and saw there a bunch of "threats" and that my IPs had been banned. I could manually allow these IPs, but I'd rather just not deal with this inconvenience at all. It turns out you just need to go to `... More` and then `My Services` and then disable `xFI Advanced Services`