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#263493 02/11/2020 3:01 PM
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This is something new to me and has become a issue.

I am looking for one that supports UBB the best.
I also will be migrating the front pages to wordpress.
So one canidate Sucuri.
A little pricey at a starting price of $199.00 a year which is sitewide.
Another is wordpress plugings (wordfence,stackpath) but I am not sure they will cover wordpress and ubb as well.

So the bottom line question is , What are others using for UBB and does it serve the front end non UBB pages as well.


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Re: Looking for best site firewall and CDN service
Ruben #263495 02/11/2020 3:11 PM
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The only "support" UBB.threads needs is to be able to read the actual user IP address through the CDN, its why the /libs/fetch_ip.inc.php bits were added in 7.6 and continues to be updated through the current builds.

I can only vouch for CloudFlare; the free version is all most sites need... In fact, CloudFlare is what is in use on UBBDev, A Gardeners Forum, Scouters World, and UnderGroundNews (my main sites)


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Re: Looking for best site firewall and CDN service
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Does cloudflare allow geofence blocking by country?
What about the cdn performance?


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Re: Looking for best site firewall and CDN service
Ruben #263498 02/11/2020 4:38 PM
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I'm not a sales associate, do some groundwork on their site to compare features; especially with other providers, as I know there are plenty out there.

My plan is free, and I've blocked all of China and Singapore from UBBDev, to answer your question on geofencing; they also offer premium features which I cannot attest to as, again, I'm on their free plan.

And "is it fast", have you had any problems accessing any of my sites (other than when Groupee takes the UBBDev server offline for occasional maintenance)?


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Re: Looking for best site firewall and CDN service
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No I have not had issues.

But how did you block China and Singapore.
Was it in cloudflare with by country or did you get a list of ip's and paste them in.

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Re: Looking for best site firewall and CDN service
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Originally Posted by Ruben
But how did you block China and Singapore.
Was it in cloudflare with by country or did you get a list of ip's and paste them in.
A simple firewall rule, you can either enter the offending country names, ip addresses (that'd be quite the list), or asnumber.

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Re: Looking for best site firewall and CDN service
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There was talk that the free version now has a limit of 5 countries now and they only are challenges not blocks.
That is why I asked but your attachment shows block?
Maybe new signups have that limit.
Well I will try and see.

Thanks.


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