"Unable to read /usr/local/directadmin/data/admin/ip_blacklist : Unable to open /usr/local/directadmin/data/admin/ip_blacklist for reading<br>"
And I had this setting: Blacklist IPs for excessive login attempts: checked with a number of attempts.
There was still no ip_blacklist though another thread (dated 2006 albeit) said it would automatically be created at the first blacklisted IP.
So I created it in notepad, moved to the correct folder, edited to remove .txt & chmodded 644.
I copied/pasted 2 ip addresses as so:
no spaces, one ip on each line. Then saved through CMD_ADMIN_FILE_EDITOR
Is this okay, and will it stop the two brute force IPs’ access?