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[Plugin: Better WP Security] Can't ban user agents or requests? (5 posts)

  1. aljuk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It seems there's a restriction as to the user agents that can be banned? The only user agents the plugin is accepting onto the ban list are those which are a single text string, eg. "AnotherBot", and not user agents like eg. Mail.RU/2.0. Nearly all the user agents I need to ban are of the second type.

    Additionally, I need to ban a ton of requests that I get slammed with on a daily basis eg. "db/scripts/setup.php". Where do I enter these to have them banned?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/

  2. aljuk
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Adding IPs to the ban list could be improved a lot. Once they're added the list should be numerically sorted automatically, and duplicates removed.

    Imagine if you ban several hundred IPs. How on earth are you going to sort through them if they're listed randomly in no kind of order?

  3. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Confirm!

  4. Thanks again all. This will be worked on.

  5. dub_xion
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just checking on updates for this. Trying to block ezooms bot. I've entered the following lines in "Ban User Agents":
    Ezooms/1\.0
    ezooms

    Please let me know if there is an effective way to do this. Also, any suggestions on pasting in a blacklist such as http://perishablepress.com/4g-ultimate-user-agent-blacklist/

    Thanks!

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