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Question and Suggestions for new feature (2 posts)

  1. jefromcanada
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hello,

    I am not yet using your plugin, as I found another one first and am evaluating it at the moment. Reading your change log, I noticed that you've moved away from using the freeware GEO database in favour of your own service.

    Does this mean your plugin does not load a localized database onto my system and instead does a call to your own database?

    If yes, I wonder if you've considered a new feature: use a log of the IP address verification requests to build a list of "suspect" IP addresses (i.e. addresses that seem to be probing a large number of client sites). With this information, you could tailor some IP blacklist settings in addition to merely checking for specific countries. Let me know if this is feasible, as it would influence me to use your plugin instead of the other.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-block-country/

  2. MMDeveloper
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Yeah your right, the reason is because for one of my clients, it didn't like the local database of IP addresses as it was too large and crashed the site. So I instead found IP servers that can tell which country someone comes from, which is much better in that it doesn't crash the site. I use Wordfence Security which is why I haven't added your new feature. Thanks for the suggestion, and it is a great suggestion, but Wordfence does this so well, I can't take it from them.

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