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  • Resolved horus79

    (@horus79)


    How can I whitelist a IPv6 address?
    Is entering the first part (the network, the first 4 nnnn:nnnn:nnnn:nnnn) sufficient?
    The second part (node, the second 4 nnnn:nnnn:nnnn:nnnn) is not persistent, so it would be practically impossible to list all possible variations.

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  • Plugin Support wfdave

    (@wfdave)

    Hi @horus79,

    A valid IPv6 address has 8 parts.

    nnnn:nnnn:nnnn:nnnn:nnnn:nnnn:nnnn:nnnn

    However, when a large portion of the IPv6 address is zero, it can be shortened using the :: notation.

    For example:

    2001:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001
    can be shortened to
    2001::1

    You may have seen an IP address in the format:

    2001:1111::2222:3333
    but expanded, it is
    2001:1111:0000:0000:0000:0000:2222:3333

    These two are interchangable – and Wordfence will allow for both these formats.

    Dave

    2001::1 abbreviates addresses with similar end.
    But how to abbreviate these:

    2001:385:6fd7:1:ed83:848f:83f6:16bb
    2001:385:6fd7:1:29a8:14cd:df36:b085
    2001:385:6fd7:1:8c55:ad7c:a92c:68f6
    2001:385:6fd7:1: …

    ?

    Plugin Support wfdave

    (@wfdave)

    Hi again,

    To whitelist every IP address from

    2001:385:6fd7:1:0:0:0:0
    2001:385:6fd7:1:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff

    You can this CIDR mask:

    2001:385:6fd7:1:0:0:0:0/64

    This website is a range to IPv6 calculator: https://www.ultratools.com/tools/rangeToipv6CIDR

    Dave

    Plugin Support WFGerroald

    (@wfgerald)

    Hi @horus79,

    We haven’t heard back from you in a while, so I’ve gone ahead and marked this thread as resolved.

    Please feel free to open another thread if you’re still having issues with Wordfence.

    Thanks,

    Gerroald

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