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I've created a plugin that adds a blocked IP list, updated at a chosen time interval from myip.ms, to .htaccess file. I'm not sure if it deserves the time I spent on it, because I'm aware that apache discourages using long .htaccess files, for performance reasons. Nevertheless i tried it on my website and I didn't experiment any performance loss so far. So I'm here not only for, in case, offer this plugin to the community, but also to get advice about the opportunity of using it myself. I guess it can be useful for sites running on fast servers, with low human traffic and high spam impact.