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#37548 Too many blocked IPs may negatively affect the performance of your site

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Environment Information

Joomla! version
3.10.10 and 4.x.x
PHP version
7 and 8
Admin Tools version
6.1.7

jmgroud

English

Hello

I have very often (every day) exception messages concerning my sites.
So I add, for example for IP Address: 167.172.173.146 (IP Lookup: https://ip-lookup.net/index.php?ip=167.172.173.146), the address "167." in AdminTools to stop all addresses that start with "167".
Unfortunately, I get a lot of the same type of messages from very different IP addresses from all over the world...
AdminTools tells me that it is not good to indicate too many addresses : Too many blocked IPs may negatively affect the performance of your site

But how can I do otherwise and block addresses coming from sensitive geographical locations such as eastern countries or others?

Why was the geographical blocking removed in AdminTools a few months (years...) ago?

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Thanks in advance for your answers/ideas/solutions...
Jean-Marie

 

Français

Bonjour

J'ai très souvent (tous les jours) des messages d'exceptions concernant mes sites.
J'ajoute donc, par exemple pour IP Address: 167.172.173.146 (IP Lookup: https://ip-lookup.net/index.php?ip=167.172.173.146), l'adresse "167." dans AdminTools pour stopper toutes les adresses qui commencent par "167".
Malheureusement, j'ai beaucoup de messages du même type en provenance d'adresses IP très différentes en provenance de tous les endroits géographiques du monde...
AdminTools m'indique qu'il n'est pas bon d'indiquer trop d'adresses : Too many blocked IPs may negatively affect the performance of your site

Mais comment puis-je faire autrement et bloquer des adresses venant d'endroits géographiques sensibles comme les pays de l'est ou autre ?

Pourquoi le blocage géographique a t il été supprimé dans AdminTools il y a quelques mois (années...) ?

Merci d'avance pour vos réponses/idées/solutions...
Jean-Marie

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tampe125
Akeeba Staff

Hello,

banning a full IP class is not very efficient, since the same class could be shared across different regions.

I'd suggest you to let Admin Tools do its job, those are automatic attacks so they will simply go away when they are temporary blocked, more info here: https://www.akeeba.com/documentation/troubleshooter/atlotsofexceptions.html

Regarding GeoIP plugin, you can find the full announcement here: https://www.akeeba.com/news/1727-removal-of-geographic-ip-features-from-akeeba-software.html

Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff

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jmgroud

OK Thanks a lot for your responses.

Jean-Marie

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