Support » Plugin: WP Cerber Security, Anti-spam & Malware Scan » How to Import IP Blocking list

  • Resolved Matthew

    (@revdarkwing)


    I have exported the list if IP’s blocked by Cerber from a website over the past couple of weeks. It’s about 2000 IP’s
    Now I want to add these IP’s to my permanent blocking list. Your documentation suggests that access lists can be imported. I can’t figure out how but can’t imagine manually inputting 2000 individual IP’s yet really want these IP’s blocked forever.
    Is there a way to import these IP’s in bulk?

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  • Plugin Author Gregory

    (@gioni)

    You can import an IP black list that is previously created on another website with Cerber. If you have a black list on one site you can export it to a file and then import that file on another website with Cerber installed. This is the only way for now. All the export and import tools are located on the Tools admin page.

    Actually, you should not create/manage a huge list if all malicious IP addresses. The plugin detects and handles them automatically.

    Thread Starter Matthew

    (@revdarkwing)

    First of all, I don’t want to import a Cerber blacklist from another website, I want to import a csv export of all “IP Blocked” IP’s that i exported from the same website. I just want to be able to export it from the activity list and import it into the blacklist file.

    Second.. what to you mean the plugin detects and handles them automatically????? If I understand from previous threads…. if an IP is “blocked” because it violates some rule… after the set time it is released and can once again try hacking into the site. If that IP is not placed then on a blacklist or is not permanently “blocked” how does the plugin “handle them automatically” except to block them again if they once again attempt to hack and get caught?

    Perhaps I don’t still understand how Cerber works… but regardless I’d like an explanation that I makes sense to me… thanks

    Plugin Author Gregory

    (@gioni)

    You’ve described the idea how the plugin works correctly. Cerber records all malicious IPs in the log. Then Cerber checks if a particular IP reached the limit on malicious activities. If the limit is reached Cerber blocks the IP for a while. That means Cerber handles the list of blocked malicious IPs automaticly.

    You should not care about the whole list of blocked IPs because of there are millions of them. Millions of mobile devices are hacked and will have been hacked in the near future. Hackers don’t use static IPs. Hackers don’t use their personal computers either. They use mobile devices and home PCs to reach out your website.

    Thread Starter Matthew

    (@revdarkwing)

    Ah Ha…. learning more every day.. so what I am learning here is that if I blacklist the next 10,000 IP’s that get blocked by Cerber… it would not effect the number of new daily attacks… it would only slow down the website loading as each visit would require being checked against an ever growing list of IP’s.

    Good to know and more grateful than ever for Cerber.

    Plugin Author Gregory

    (@gioni)

    You are absolutely right.

    On the other hand, the black list is intended to intentionally block some set of known to you networks or IPs. On yet another hand, the white list is intended to intentionally allow to log in and access to REST API or XML RPC interfaces for some set of well known to you networks or IPs.

    Some explanations: http://wpcerber.com/using-ip-access-lists-to-protect-wordpress/

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