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The IP Daemon is a module that can automatically block IPs via htaccess that appear many times in a short period of time.




path to .htaccess: this is the path to the .htaccess file the IP daemon updates.
block every ip....: set this to 0 to disable the IP daemon. Before you enable this, get to learn your site and traffic, so you know what amounts are normal. I recommend to leave the IP daemon disabled, or set it to a high number, so you don't block valid traffic. Checking the IP logs manually is usually much more effective.




If you have some code in your .htaccess file that you want to keep, copy it into this form. The IP daemon will write the code in this field to the htaccess file before adding the code that blocks frequent IPs.


A lot of IPs appear in high numbers, most of those aren't hitbots. For example, AOL proxies are very frequent. You can copy IP masks here. When a IP falls in a mask, it won't be blocked. For example, if you put '3' on a line, every ip that starts with a '3' won't be blocked. By default, ATX has masks for AOL proxies.
Since IPs change from time to time, make sure that you keep your list up-to-date here, if you use the IP daemon.




This form displays the current content of the htaccess file. (the path in the top file is used). In this case ATX gives an error since the file /path/to/.htaccess obviousy doesn't exist. Also, again, make sure that the .htaccess file has full writing permissions.

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