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[resolved] [Plugin: Better WP Security] Ban hosts won't save if using IP range w/ hypen? (6 posts)

  1. webartistry
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have tried adding large IP ranges using a hyphen, but it won't save. The list resets every time I leave the tab. Are only wildcards supported in the latest release or is there a specific way they need to be entered?


  2. Currently it should only accept wildcards. This translates much easier in most server situations. Did I miss a spot that still says otherwise?

  3. maximan
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Adding my question to this thread, I too am trying to move from using a hyphen to a wildcard but I'm having trouble getting this accepted. Would you please give an example of using wildcards for an example IP range, say, Russian Federation IP range

  4. @maximan

    While I realize it is longer the performance improvement available with using only wildcards means I will not be changing it anytime soon.

  5. maximan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Couple of questions:

    1. Do you have a link to where I can download a complete list with wildcards to copy/paste into ban users. I could probably create a list but it would be much easier if there was a readymade source.

    2. Regarding performance, can you clarify what performance benefit there is using wildcards versus using CIDR format directly inserted in the .htaccess file.

  6. @maximan

    No ready made lists other than HackRepair.coms list.

    As for the performance problem, I had more than one instance of folks reporting problems where WordPress was hitting mem errors while processing long lists of hyphenated ips.

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