cPHulk Countries Management Updates

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ALMALINUX 8.4 kvm
cPanel & WHM Version
v96.0.9

bluedogranch

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Hi,
I want to use Countries Management to blacklist various countries, but my question is this: how often does cPHulk update the IP lists to block?

IP block allocations change daily, and there is the possibility that an IP range blocked by cPHulk will be transferred to a county that is not blocked, or verse vice, so someone using Countries Management may end up with IPs blocked that they do not want blocked.

So how often does cPHulk update the IP lists to block? How are the IP blocks updated? is there a script that downloads the new IP blocks from the IP list providers?

Thanks
 

rscalover

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Hello,

What is your goal exactely ? cpHulk will not prevent people in countries you block to connect to your server or send emails to your server that is not the purpose of cphulk .

Maxmind Geoip is your friend there are tools available to convert there database to the old *.dat format.
 

cPJustinD

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Jan 12, 2021
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Hello bluedogranch! cPhulk pulls the country IP information from the file located at /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/share/geoipfree/IpToCountry.dat.

It appears that the IP information is pulled from the database available at http://software77.net/geo-ip/.

However, we do have an internal case open with our development team, CPANEL-36133, due to an issue we've noticed where the IP information available in that database is not always up-to-date. Unfortunately, we don't have control over when these IPs are updated. However, I believe the intended resolution is to pull from an available database that contains more up-to-date IP information.

I hope that this information helps. If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know!

Best regards,