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Reply to topic   Topic: mod_evasive users sharing an IP address ?
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padraigdoran



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PostPosted: Tue 13 Mar '18 19:11    Post subject: mod_evasive users sharing an IP address ? Reply with quote

Hi, this is a question related to users sharing an IP address.

The default mod_evasive settings supplied are okay if there is only one end user using the site on that specific incoming IP address, but if the IP address is a proxy/gateway for a business where perhaps 10 to 1000 users at a time could be using the site then that IP will be blocked far too often.

Does modevasive check for x-forwarded-for or anything to distinguish multiple users per single IP address?

Have you any guidance on having a DOS prevention requirement to handle Single User / Single IP as well as Multi User / Single IP.
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James Blond
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Oct '18 10:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can block only the external IP.
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