Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall, Malware Scan, and Login Security » Can I serve 403 instead of 503?

  • Resolved lukascech

    (@lukascech)


    Hi,

    just found out that my host (Kinsta) does count all 503’s against my plan. I am blocking all AWS traffic as it’s mostly bad bots, but as it’s my own rule, Wordfence serves 503. (using this: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/option-to-block-all-amazon-aws/)

    If I can somehow serve 403, this dummy traffic wouldn’t count against my hosting plan – is there a way to serve 403 instead of 503?

    Thanks
    Lukas

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  • Thread Starter lukascech

    (@lukascech)

    same goes for wp-login.php – everything that’s blocked by the rule “immediately block non-existing usernames”

    Plugin Support wfpeter

    (@wfpeter)

    Hi @lukascech, thanks for your message!

    We do have a development case open for migrating HTTP 503 response codes to 429 for temporary blocking/rate limiting, and 403 for permanent blocks. This is on our radar and I’ve logged this topic, as each request for a feature strengthens its case for being included.

    Unfortunately I can’t comment here on the forums how long this may take or provide continuous updates on delivery of a feature. Please keep an eye on release notes for its inclusion in a future plugin version.

    Thanks,

    Peter.

    Thread Starter lukascech

    (@lukascech)

    ok, thanks for the info. the sooner, the better! Until then, I’ll look around for other firewalls and test what response they send in manual rules.

    mesmer7

    (@mesmer7)

    I would also like to change the response code to 403. There’s a new bot that started crawling my home page this weekend. 50 requests for my home page in a 10 minute period. The 503 response isn’t stopping it.

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