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[resolved] Flooding config... (4 posts)

  1. skolbloggen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, Great plugin!

    But.... (its always a "but":-), I had to turn it of today.

    My WPMU blog has signups from schools. So, when 60 pupils signs up at once from the same IP bad stuff happens... Could I turn this flooding chek of, or can it be configured?

  2. evilsocket
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    you could just set the flood delay to an higher value :)

  3. skolbloggen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am not sure how I should use this setting... What would you recommend if I expect to get up to 60 registrations coming from the same I during an hour?

    What is that setting anyway? 600 seconds of what, I am confused...

  4. evilsocket
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The flood delay setting is only used during ATTACKS, so 60 registrations, even 6000, would not trigger wp-sentinel anyway.

    Let me do an example.

    I attack your site (with a simple cross site scripting for instance) and see you have wps installed ... i could perform thousands of attacks just to make your wordpress slow down due to the database activity of wp-sentinel.

    In this case, the flood delay will make wps just ignore (from the db point of view, those attacks would be blocked anyway) the following requests in that given range of time.

    :)

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