Botnet Attack Blocker
[resolved] User role Admin locked or everyone locked? (3 posts)

  1. KANE_9
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Good work - this is a really clever solution! Just a quick question - when an IP is detected & blocked will that disable login access for everyone on the site?

    For example:
    1. A site with 1 Admin & 10 Subscribers/Members
    2. An attack is detected and an IP is blocked
    3. Can the Admin still log in?
    4. Can the Subscribers/Members still login?

    Please let me know, Thank you


  2. SueJ1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm also interested in the answer to this question. I haven't yet installed and tried the plugin. Although I understand I can whitelist my own IP, I can't do that for all subscribers and don't want all the other legitimate users locked out. :)

  3. cheesefather
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, every non-whitelisted IP is locked out - this is to prevent distributed attacks than can come from hundreds of different IP addresses at the same time. If you just want a single IP locked out then Wordfence has a function to do that (amongst other plugins) - but it doesn't protect against distributed attacks. Thanks.

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