Support » Plugin: Proxy & VPN Blocker » Wordfence servers are blocked

  • Resolved dater

    (@dater)


    Hi there,
    i had a look at the wordfence diagnostic page and can see that “Connecting back to this site” fails with the you-got-blocked message. This should stop automatic wordfence scans.
    If i disable PVB this test proceeds. Block on all pages is active.
    What can i do?

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by dater.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by dater.
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  • I cannot reproduce this with the Proxy & VPN Blocker.
    Are you sure that something else doesn’t affect Wordfence?

    Some plugins block everything under wp-admin, which will affect wp-admin/admin-ajax.php, which is what Wordfence connects to.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by ppehrson.

    You have to enable “Detect VPNs” and have no api key entered. I registered with proxycheck.io, entered the api key and now the wordfence error is away.
    I installed only PVB and wordfence with default settings.

    Sorry for this thread, all wrong.
    My Hoster is detected as VPN, so the loopback test of wordfence fails.
    For the moment I added my own IP to the whitelist and it works.

    Hi there,
    I have installed your plugin and been testing it. Its great, but one question though. I want to whitelist google and other important ones. I know I can whitelist ips etc. How can I whitelist google etc efficiently through the settings option? Any straight away ideas. For instance, if I want to whitelist a particular ASN number, should I enter just the number or there is some particular ASN format that I should enter int he whitelist field. Sorry not so tech savvy. Hope you will help

    Plugin Author rickstermuk

    (@rickstermuk)

    Hi Maleen,

    There is no need to whitelist Google (or other search engines) proxycheck.io API safely manages those IP address ranges.

    As for ASN or other blacklist/whitelist entries, we follow the same format as the API.

    Write the IP’s, IP Ranges or ASN numbers to be blacklisted. An example has been provided below.

    12.13.14.15 #Banned user on my website
    2001:4860:4860::8888 #Cheater from my Game Server

    12.13.14.0/24 #Ban evaders IP Range
    2001:4860:4860::ffff/64 #Ban evaders IP Range

    AS28843 #Probing network
    AS28845 #Network performing denial of service

    Thank you

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