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If you want to bypass the Sucuri Firewall and access your site directly (for testing or development purposes), you can do so by configuring your local DNS to use the real (Internal) IP address of your site, instead of your Sucuri Firewall IP address.

Finding your Real (Internal) IP

Go to your Sucuri Firewall dashboard page. In the main site page you will see an entry with your websites and the hosting IP address of each one. Depending on whether your website list is in card or list format, it will look like this:

Card Format

Bypass Card Format

List Format

Bypass List Format

Manual Editing "hosts" File

You can modify your /etc/hosts on Unix-like systems or %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows to bypass the DNS for your site. You will need to add a DNS modification into that file telling your personal computer that your site is located at yourr (real) hosting IP.

# /etc/hosts
127.0.0.1     localhost
::1           localhost  ip6-localhost  ip6-loopback

66.xx.xx.78  www.example.com example.com

Where 66.xx.xx.78 is your real IP address and example.com is the domain of your website.

Depending on your version of Windows, you may need to type "ipconfig /flushdns" on cmd.exe as Administrator so the changes takes effect. Please, use the incognito mode of the browser to make sure it didn't cached the DNS.

This good article by Rackspace explains how to modify the hosts file file on multiple operating systems.

403 Error When Bypassing

If you've implemented Firewall Bypass Prevention, then you will need to add your own IP address (which can be found here to the FileMatch directive:

# BEGIN Sucuri Firewall Bypass Prevention
<FilesMatch ".*">
    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all
    Allow from 192.88.134.0/23
    Allow from 185.93.228.0/22
    Allow from 2a02:fe80::/29
    Allow from 66.248.200.0/22
    Allow from INSERT YOUR IP HERE
</FilesMatch>
# END Sucuri Firewall Bypass Prevention