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cPHulk - Maximum Failures before IP blocked for two weeks - what period??

Discussion in 'Security' started by scanreg, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. scanreg

    scanreg Member

    Jan 21, 2008
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    In cPHulk, there is the option that says:

    "Maximum Failures Per IP before IP is blocked for two week period"

    However, it doesn't say over what period the "Maximum Failures" are calculated

    For instance, is it calculated over a period such as:

    1. per day
    2. per week
    3. per month
    4. per year
    5. forever, the life of the WHM account

    When does the clock start and stop for accumulating the "Maximum Failures Per IP" before you're blocked for 2 weeks?

    What if I set the number of times to be 15, then what if I have the WHM account for, say, 15 years, and I mess up the passwrd once per year? Would I then not be able to login starting in the 16th year?

    Also, is the accumulation ever flushed? Is there a way to do this, to restart the clock?

    Thanks :)
  2. ruzbehraja

    ruzbehraja Well-Known Member

    May 19, 2011
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    Re: cPHulk - Maximum Failures before IP blocked for two weeks - what perio

    Flushing of the brutes can be done by :
    Clear Failed Logins >> Flush DB

    Your point is interesting and it would be good to know.

    I guess it is based on the users session or connection.

    Cpanel staff should be able to clarify that.

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