WordPress pingback mitigation

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Sat May 20 08:28:52 UTC 2017

Reading a blog from the person that set up the website for Emmanuel Macron, I came across this nginx tip. I would return 444 and add it to my user agent map. But in the simplest form:

# Block WordPress Pingback DDoS attacks
        if ($http_user_agent ~* "WordPress") {
            return 403;
The conf file:

The blog:

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