Rate Limiting Rule (Previous Version) does not really block the IP access?

Hi there,

im trying to figure out why my Rate limiting access does not work for some IP.

Here is my rule: Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 15.26.26.png - Droplr
By example, this IP ( is supposed to be blocked as shown in this screenshot Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 15.28.30.png - Droplr

but the IP still shows in my access log: Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 15.30.03.png - Droplr - - [28/May/2024:19:25:03 +0000] “POST /wp-json/wp/v2/sonaar-api/version-check/ HTTP/1.0” 200 845 “-” “WordPress/6.5.3; https://sisu-online.de

I don’t understand why.

Can someone advise me ?

Thank you for your time,


Hello there,

As it appears, your access logs show a different time from the blocked logs. This means that the IP was able to connect by respecting the threshold you imposed on the Rate Limiting rule.

If you want to block the IP maybe consider the IP Access rules:

Hope this helps.