When using DirectAdmin, you may encounter the error message “Your IP is blacklisted” and cannot access the admin page. In this article, AZDIGI will guide you on how to handle this error.
Welcome back to the AZDIGI documentation channel. If you use DirectAdmin, you will surely encounter some cases when you log in to DirectAdmin administration and display the message
Your IP is blacklisted as below. It is caused by multiple incorrect logins into DirectAdmin administration.
On DirectAdmin, there is a mechanism when you login incorrectly more than 5 times, your IP will be included in the server’s blacklist and cannot access DirectAdmin control for a certain period or depending on the administrator’s configuration.
To remove the blacklisted IP from the DirectAdmin
ip_blacklist file, follow these steps.
II. Remove the blacklisted IP
Step 1: SSH into your DirectAdmin system
To optimize MySQL speed on DirectAdmin, we first need to SSH or access your VPS/server with root privileges. If you don’t know how to SSH into your VPS/Server, you can refer to the following tutorial:
After successfully SSH, we continue with step 2 to remove the IP.
Step 2: Remove the blacklisted IP
Blacklisted IPs will be saved in the
ip_blacklist file in
/usr/local/directadmin/data/admin. You can use the
nano commands to edit:
After opening the
ip_blacklist file, find and remove your IP. Use
/ and enter IP in
vi editors to search. If you don’t know what your IP is, you can visit ipecho.net to check your IP.
As below, my IP is locked. I will
# this line or delete the line containing the IP to remove it.
Alternatively, you can use the
echo > command to empty the
ip_blacklist file. In this way, in addition to your IP being locked, the other IPs that are locked in this file will be removed.
echo > /usr/local/directadmin/data/admin/ip_blacklist
After you have removed it, restart DirectAdmin and check if you can log in.
systemctl restart directadmin
Step 3: Add IP to whitelist
Some cases lead to you logging in incorrectly many times and your IP is locked, you can add your IP to DirectAdmin’s whitelist. After adding IP, your IP will not be locked anymore.
Thus, AZDIGI has completed the steps to remove the blocked IP on DirectAdmin. Then you will no longer see the message
Your IP is blacklisted and you can safely unlock and add your IP to the white list.
- Reference source: https://help.directadmin.com/item.php?id=306
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