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7G Firewall: September 2020 Update

2020 September Sky

Pleased to announce that the 7G Firewall is updated to version 1.3 (September 3rd, 2020). Now available for download, 100% free and open-source as always.

7G Firewall: summary of changes

Changes to 7G Firewall include:

  • Reorders some rules within the firewall
  • Replaces L flag with END for logging rules
  • Renames log files and updates logging rules
  • Removes logging loop-protection rules
  • Adds some new patterns to the firewall
  • Removes some patterns from the firewall

This update was big focus on better performance and even lower rate of false positives. Plus the logging script was improved and better integrated with the firewall. Oh yeah, also fixed several bugs in this update.

Check out complete 7G Changelog »

7G Logging Script

Bonus! Also updated the 7G Logging Script to version 1.2. Changes were minor, including renaming the logging files and fixing a bug with an older version of PHP. Like the 7G Firewall, the logging script is 100% FREE and open-source for everyone. So check it out and download the latest version.

Thank You

I want to give a huge Thank You to everyone who provides feedback and bug reports for 7G and the logging script. This latest update is dedicated to you, thanks for helping to make the 7G firewall the best it can be.

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9 responses to “7G Firewall: September 2020 Update”

  1. thanks Jeff – your work is much appreciated

    hope you’re doing exceedingly well

  2. Thanks Jeff! Question: Would you run a security plugin (e.g., iThemes Security) in addition to 7G?

  3. Hi,
    Thx for that :)
    Would it be more efficient on a WordPress site to use the 7G firewall directly in the .htaccess or the BBQ plugin (who use 5/6G if I’m correct) ?

  4. Waiting for 8g htaccess beta tester <3

  5. One question not directly related to this update but to the 7G firewall in general.
    I’ve been using it since version 5G much to my delight, but I’m about to move from Apache to Nginx and therefore, I won’t be able to use it anymore. Could I ask what you would recommend ?
    – Try to convert all those rules for Nginx.
    – Use your BBQ: Block Bad Queries WordPress plugin instead.
    I could of course also just use Nginx as a reverse proxy and keep Apache behind, but I find this solution a bit too cumbersome.
    Thanks in advance for your views on the subject.

    • Jeff Starr
      Jeff Starr 2020/09/20 9:51 am Reply

      Go with BBQ, unless you can find a copy of the 7G Nginx version. I’ve heard it’s been adapted for Nginx (and is in use at certain web hosts), but not sure if posted anywhere online.

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