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Understanding cPHulk configuration settings

Discussion in 'Security' started by FM Kappungal, Mar 18, 2019.

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  1. FM Kappungal

    FM Kappungal Member

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    Under the basic configuration settings of cPHulk, I see the following:


    I just can't seem to understand what exactly this setting means even after reading it multiple times. Can someone explain it to me in simple plain terms with some example.

    Thanks a lot.
     
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    Hello @FM Kappungal,

    Username-based protection tracks login attempts for user accounts. If you choose Apply protection to local addresses only, then cPHulk will only count login attempts originating from the local server (e.g. localhost, 127.0.0.1). For instance, let's say a cPanel user creates a PHP script like the one on this document and attempts to authenticate as another user to cPanel or WHM. If Apply protection to local addresses only is enabled, cPHulk will track and block these login attempts. If you choose Apply protection to local and remote addresses, then cPHulk will track and block both local login attempts and login attempts from remote IP addresses.

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    Thanks @cPanelMichael

    I want to block users who try to log in with the wrong password to their email either using webmail from the browser or using POP/IMAP thru a mail client like Outlook.

    Will this setting help with such a scenario?
     
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    You'd choose Apply protection to local and remote addresses.

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