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Thank you, Tony.

On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Tony White via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> From apache documentation at:
> httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/howto/access.html
>
> ” The Allow, Deny, and Order directives, provided by
> mod_access_compat, are deprecated and will go away in a future
> version. You should avoid using them, and avoid outdated tutorials
> recommending their use.”
>
> So, a more future-proof answer would be:
>
>
> Require ip xx.xx.xx.xx yy.yy.yy.yy
>

>
> Cheers,
> Tony
>
>
> On 19/10/2017, Michael Pedersen via kictanet
> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> > For those who have asked here is the more technical details of how I set
> > this up (It’s really just a quick hack).
> >
> > 1. inside the wp-admin folder I have a .htaccess file which forbids
> > access from almost every IP – something similar to:
> >
> > Order deny,allow
> > Deny from all
> > Allow from 41.212.36.170
> >
> > 2. Within the main web-root I have a file (see attached php code) in
> > this example it’s called “kictWP.php”. When I need access to the admin I
> > then simply goto www.mydomain.com/kictWP.php – enters my
> > “secret” password – this then updates the .htaccess file so wp-admin can
> > be accessed from my curent IP.
> >
> > Thats it really..
> >
> > Regards
> > Fundi-Mike
> >
> >
> > On 10/18/17 12:02 PM, anyega jefferson via kictanet wrote:
> >> thats a fascinating fix , Michael, please share a resource i can read
> >> on to learn how to do that,
> >>
> >> Thank you.
> >>
> >> On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:47 AM, Michael Pedersen via kictanet
> >> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> I agree with George’s sentiment on wordpress security – I have had
> >> the (un)pleasant experience of helping/cleaning several wordpress
> >> setups which had been hacked.
> >>
> >> That said I am sure the pro’s and con’s was considered when the
> >> choice of CMS was made.
> >>
> >> In my experience many attacks on wordpress is targeted on the
> >> /wp-admin/ folder, and making that inaccessible to all but
> >> explicitly white-labeled IP’s seems to remove a lot of grief.
> >>
> >> I am personally running only one wordpress installation which has
> >> no (customer) critical data and hosted on a separate hosting
> >> setup. On that setup the admin can on be access from one specific
> >> IP – but you can access a custom (non wordpress based) system to
> >> change the current allowed IP to whichever IP you are currently on.
> >> It takes 30seconds extra to login/access the admin but in my
> >> opinion it reduces a lot of problems.
> >>
> >> ..
> >> Mike
> >>
> >>
> >> On 10/15/2017 11:29 PM, george sidney ralak via kictanet wrote:
> >>> I like some of the responses to my questions. Still, I have to
> >>> wonder, was security even considered before going for WP, which
> >>> is one of the most targeted by hackers.
> >>>
> >>> When considering time and cost, I might consider WP, but then, do
> >>> you consider extra plugins that you might have to purchase, how
> >>> about updating issues.
> >>>
> >>> Also, I believe the client has the right to be specific with what
> >>> they want. I just found it ironic that KICTANet, the platform
> >>> with people and institutions in Technology in the country uses
> >>> wordPress.
> >>>
> >>> As to the websites that use WordPress, not one of these sites
> >>> uses WP out of the box – there is considerable custom development
> >>> to make these sites work the way they do, development costing a
> >>> lot of money. Those sites are not ‘wordpressbeginner’ grade.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 9:19 PM, Odhiambo Washington via kictanet
> >>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> >>> <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> +1
> >>>
> >>> The choice of a CMS or an OS, is purely personal to a
> >>> developer or a SysAdmin. From where I sit, it’s not
> >>> questionable unless STRICTLY specified by a client.
> >>>
> >>> On 15 October 2017 at 09:05, Ali Hussein via kictanet
> >>> <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> >>> <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> George
> >>>
> >>> On the question of why WordPress?
> >>>
> >>> First it’s an open source Content Management System
> >>> (CMS), its free to install, deploy, and upgrade. Then it
> >>> has thousands of plugins and templates that power a
> >>> flexible and simple interface, which reduces development
> >>> costs and deployment time. The dev team was also informed
> >>> by the fact that millions of websites use WordPress. Some
> >>> of he most notable brands that use WordPress include
> >>> Microsoft and Bloomberg. See link below:-
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/40-most-notable-big-
> name-brands-that-are-using-wordpress/
> >>>
> >>> name-brands-that-are-using-wordpress/>
> >>>
> >>> Hope this answers your question or concerns?
> >>>
> >>> *Ali Hussein*
> >>> *Principal*
> >>> *Hussein & Associates*
> >>> +254 0713 601113
> >>>
> >>> Twitter: @AliHKassim
> >>>
> >>> Skype: abu-jomo
> >>>
> >>> LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is
> >>> not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Sent from my iPad
> >>>
> >>> On 14 Oct 2017, at 1:23 PM, george sidney ralak via
> >>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> >>> <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Looks great.
> >>>>
> >>>> A few issues though. Quick links on the footer are not
> >>>> really leading someone anywhere.
> >>>>
> >>>> And a question: Why WordPress?
> >>>>
> >>>> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 6:11 PM, Francis Monyango via
> >>>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> >>>> <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> I love it. Looks really good.
> >>>>
> >>>> On 13 October 2017 at 16:55, Keith Andere via
> >>>> kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> >>>> <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Liz,
> >>>>
> >>>> Mobile optimization is fantastic. Looks fresh
> >>>> and easy to navigate.
> >>>>
> >>>> Barrack and team, cheers!
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards,
> >>>>
> >>>> Keith
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Please consider the environment before printing
> >>>> this e-mail.
> >>>>
> >>>> On 13 Oct 2017 01:03, “anyega jefferson via
> >>>> kictanet” <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> >>>> <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Great job, looks good,
> >>>>
> >>>> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 11:55 PM, Liz Orembo
> >>>> via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> >>>> <mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>>
> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Dear listers,
> >>>>
> >>>> Greetings,
> >>>>
> >>>> KICTANet has just finished working on
> >>>> the first phase of the new website and
> >>>> would now like to invite you to give
> >>>> comments/suggestions. Especially on how
> >>>> it can serve as an ICT policy engagement
> >>>> platform and as an Information resource
> >>>> for stakeholders.
> >>>>
> >>>> Here’s the link:
> >>>> www.kictanet.or.ke/.
> >>>> You can
> >>>> send your comments either on/offlist, or
> >>>> on the website itself.
> >>>>
> >>>> KICTANet owes a lot to the brilliant
> >>>> team that worked on this website (Amos
> >>>> Ochieng from pixels Kenya, Barrack
> >>>> Otieno, Mike Musya and Washington
> >>>> Odhiambo) Special thanks to Washington
> >>>> who developed and maintained the old
> >>>> website from the early days of the
> network.
> >>>>
> >>>> As always, we thank you for your
> >>>> continued feedback and we hope you will
> >>>> enjoy the new look and feel.
> >>>>

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