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Documentation about the functionality of IP Location Block
May 11, 2021
Using VPN browser addon

You may want to test the blocking behavior of this plugin. This document shows you how to do it especially arround the admin, plugins and themes area based on version 0.2.2.2 and later.

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May 11, 2021
Page speed performance

Conditions Server: Apache on a shared hosting server. WordPress 4.6.1-ja / Theme: Twenty Twelve PHP: PHP-5.2.14 (it’s too old!!) / MySQL-5.5.21 Plugins: Here’s the list of activated plugins. IP Location Block: Version: 0.3.0.0 and later. Settings: ip-location-block-settings.json The Validation timing shoule be set as "init" action hook. If you set it as "mu-plugins" (ip-location-block-mu.php), P3 […]

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May 11, 2021
Analysis of Attack Vectors

Conditions IP Location Block: 3.0.0 and later Server settings: According to this article, .htaccess is applied to wp-content/plugins/ and wp-content/themes/. Abbreviation: Attack Vector = Type x Path Abbreviation of Type Description AB Authentication Bypass AFU Arbitrary File Upload CSRF Cross-Site Request Forgery DT Directory Traversal LFI Local File Inclusion PE Privilege Escalation RCE Remote Code […]

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May 11, 2021
Compatibility with cache plugins

Definitely we need not only hardening security but also speeding up the site. So you may want to use IP Location Block with a caching plugin. This is a big challenge to make this plugin compatible with cache plugins, because they would respond the requested content without executing any PHP codes at the very beginning […]

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May 11, 2021
Referer Checker

Variable Contents HTTP_USER_AGENT HTTP_REFERER Back to the article: Referrer Suppressor for external link

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May 11, 2021
Customizing the response code and message

When this plugin blocks a request, it behaves differently depending on the setting of the “Response code”. This document explains about the details and also how to customize the error page for human.

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May 11, 2021
UA string and Qualification

For SEO, you must be sure to grant permission against search engine bots or crawlers such as google, yahoo and being while shut out the bad bots. This feature is possible to fulfill your wishes by giving a pair of “UA string” and “Qualification” separated by an applicable rule which can be “:” (pass) or […]

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May 11, 2021
Utilizing AS number

This document introduces some useful tools to make practical and effective use of AS number in IP Location Block. ASNs by country List of AS numbers assigned to each country. ASN Lookup Tool Information search tool for AS numbers. If you want to know about AS number itself, please refer to 0.3.0.4 Release Note.

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May 11, 2021
Validation timing

Normally, a plugin will be loaded at a certain phase during WordPress boot process and will typically do its jobs after init action hook. It means that a plugin will be kept waiting until almost all plugins have finished to be loaded. But it’s wasteful to give spams and attackers those resources of your server. […]

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