Where is the IP blacklist stored?
Question asked by Michael Graveen - 2/19/2023 at 1:04 PM
I am running SmarterMail Build 8251 (Aug 4, 2022) (free edition).  I have started entering IP addresses I want to block.  Where is this list stored, once created?  In version 15.7 it's stored as "ipAccess.xml".  I assume the new versions store it as a .json file?
I also want to make sure I'm capturing it in nightly backup.

Also, are there instructions on taking the ipAccess.xml file from an older version of SmarterMail and converting into a .json file that can be used in a later version?  I can't find any reference to this.



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Linda Pagillo Replied
Hey Mike!

The whitelist and blacklist entries are stored in the ip-access.sbin file located at C:\Program Files (x86)\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\Service\Settings by default.

As for your 2nd question about converting the .xml to .json, SmarterTools may have a way to do that, but I'm personally not sure.

Hope this helps :)
Linda Pagillo
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Kyle Kerst Replied
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I think you can convert the XML based blacklist by doing a mock-upgrade of that XML data to the latest version. So you'd just need to set up a test server, stage the existing configuration files from the previous version, then upgrade it to our latest release. Post-upgrade; you can then go into Settings>Security>Blacklist and export that list as a JSON which you can import into other SmarterMail servers. 
Kyle Kerst
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Michael Graveen Replied
Thanks for your response Linda.  I thought it might be the ip-access.sbin file, but I was confused because in the "Regularly Back Up SmarterMail Using RoboCopy" knowledge base article ==> https://portal.smartertools.com/kb/a2735/regularly-back-up-smartermail-using-robocopy.aspx
it did not mention backing up the *.sbin files.  I will add this file extension to my backup script.

Michael Graveen Replied
Thanks Kyle.  I did not think to upgrade it on a test server and then use the file.  I will try that.


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