Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Local IP is most blocked

  • toby1kenobi

    (@toby1kenobi) shows up as the most blocked IP on a site we’re using the free version of Wordfence on. In Diagnostics under IP Detection it looks like this:

    REMOTE_ADDR [our external IP] In use
    CF-Connecting-IP (not set)
    X-Real-IP (not set)
    X-Forwarded-For (not set)
    Trusted Proxies

    Is there something we need to fix here?


    • This topic was modified 3 weeks ago by  toby1kenobi.
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  • Plugin Support wfalaa


    Hi @toby1kenobi

    It seems like the plugin is detecting IPs correctly on your website, as the server loopback IP address is being blocked instead of the real IP, I assume there is something misconfigured in your server setup.

    Can you filter the traffic by “Blocked” in (Wordfence > Tools > Live Traffic) and share a screenshot showing some of the blocked entries with this IP address?


    Apologies, thought I’d replied to this already – it doesn’t seem to be happening right now, I will try to keep an eye on it and see if it recurs.

    What is the timescale for the table of most blocked IPs that appears in WordPress’s dashboard, maybe those hits I’m seeing are really old?


    I looked on another site we manage, hopefully you can see this

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