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  • Hi.

    How is the progress going about implementing IPv6 support for the Blacklist Manager?

    Best regards,
    Mikael

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  • Plugin Author wpsolutions

    (@wpsolutions)

    Hi Mikael,
    Actually the blacklist feature does support IPV6 addresses but it currently does not yet support ranges where you can use the “*” as for IPv4.
    If you enter the full IPv6 addresses you should be ok for now.

    Okay, nice to know. Do you have any estimation on when you will add support for ranges/wildcards?

    Another question. If I click the Dashboard then there is a tab called: ‘Permanent Block List’.
    When is this used, as it doesn’t seem to fetch anything from the Blacklist Manager? And how do I use this and add ip-numbers/ranges to that list?

    Any pros/cons regarding using the Permanent Block List versus using Blacklist Manager?

    Hi again.

    First off, I didn’t get any reply above on when support for ranges/wildcards for IPv6 addresses will be added?

    Second, I did try what you suggested and added a full IPv6 address to the list in Blacklist Manager and I only get an error message:
    2400:2200:420:8a88:4411:18ee:bd1a:d465 is not a valid ip address format.

    So it doesn’t seem to support IPv6 addresses or am I doing something wrong?

    Plugin Author wpsolutions

    (@wpsolutions)

    So it doesn’t seem to support IPv6 addresses or am I doing something wrong?

    That’s puzzling because the aiowps uses a WordPress core function to check whether an IP address is valid. It calls WP_Http::is_ip_address which is a function located in the “wp-includes/class-http.php” file.
    I don’t understand how you are seeing a different result to me because that function should return the same result for the same input.
    Which version of WordPress are you currently running?
    Are you entering your addresses on separate lines?

    I am running WordPress version 4.9.8.

    And yes, I enter addresses on separate lines.

    MikaelG

    (@armbreaker)

    Hi.

    I didn’t get any answer to this question:

    Another question. If I click the Dashboard then there is a tab called: ‘Permanent Block List’.
    When is this used, as it doesn’t seem to fetch anything from the Blacklist Manager? And how do I use this and add ip-numbers/ranges to that list?

    Any pros/cons regarding using the Permanent Block List versus using Blacklist Manager?

    Can you explain on how to use the Permanent Block List that is displayed in a tab in the Dashboard?

    Best regards,
    Mikael

    ???

    Still haven’t got my questions answered?

    Plugin Contributor mbrsolution

    (@mbrsolution)

    Hi,

    Another question. If I click the Dashboard then there is a tab called: ‘Permanent Block List’.
    When is this used, as it doesn’t seem to fetch anything from the Blacklist Manager? And how do I use this and add ip-numbers/ranges to that list?

    Any pros/cons regarding using the Permanent Block List versus using Blacklist Manager?

    Permanent block list serves as a general IP blocking list similar to the blacklist but the difference is that the blacklist uses only .htaccess directives to block IPs whereas the permanent block list works at the PHP level independent of .htaccess.

    In other words the permanent block list will be an alternative to the blacklist and will cater for people who don’t have an Apache style server installation.

    Note: The permanent block list was added to cater for the following.

    1)-Auto blocking of comment spammers – go to SPAM Prevention -> Comment SPAM IP Monitoring tab. You can enable auto blocking of comment spammer IPs based on minimum spam comments they produce.
    2)-Spammers who register for wordpress accounts and are manually blocked by the administrator – Go to User Registration -> Manual Approval tab. If the manual approval checkbox is selected, this tab will list those users pending approval and you can block selected IP addresses permanently.

    Have you tested the latest version 4.3.9?

    Kind regards

    Plugin Author wpsolutions

    (@wpsolutions)

    Hi @armbreaker,
    Regarding the “permanent block list” – in the next update I will add the ability to add IP addresses to this list for other sections too such as failed logins and 404 list, etc.

    Since this block list works at the PHP level instead of Apache, it will be useful for people whose installations are not on Apache web servers.

    Perfect. Thanks for your hard work and for the replies 🙂

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