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Storing banned IP addresses centrally for using with more than one copy of the script  (See more user questions)

Hi .

Got a solution for your centrally stored banned IPs file.

Make a file. Call it by any name. In this example it's banned_ips.txt.
Put your banned IP addresses in it, separated by commas.

Delete this line in the script:

$banned_ips = array();

Replace it with this line:

$banned_ips =

That's it.

Some points:

In your banned IPs file, don't use any line breaks, put all the IP addresses
on one line, separated by commas. Don't put a comma at the end of the line.
Don't make any spaces in the line. Don't put quotes around the address.
Just like this:,,

The file needs to be stored in a web-accessible location, so it might be
better to give it an obscure name, like:

$banned_ips =

...not that it can come to any harm.

You still need to enable the banned IPs check in the script, like so:

$banned_ips_check = 1;

For the file_get_contents() function to work, you need to have
"allow_url_fopen" enabled in the PHP setup, in php.ini. It is enabled by

Any questions, just let me know.

Best wishes.

Charles Sweeney
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