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If the server is restarted, or even if fail2ban is stopped/start it sends a notification.

[asterisk-iptables]
enabled  = true
filter   = asterisk
action   = iptables-allports[name=ASTERISK, protocol=all]
           sendmail-whois[name=ASTERISK, dest=blah@foo.com, sender=blah@foo.com] 
logpath  = /var/log/asterisk/messages
maxretry = 5
bantime = 259200

Removing the sendmail-whois stops it, but it also stops the ban notifications, how can I get it to stop notifying me when the process starts/stops?

Thanks

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Have a look in the action.d/mail.conf or action.d/sendmail.conf which control the mail for start/stop/ban.

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this doesn't do the trick. I think there are some others files to edit because I keep getting this annoying email :( –  Kreker May 9 '12 at 7:25
    
@Kreker It worked for me and the OP that's presumably why they marked it as accepted. If it doesn't work for you, perhaps you have a different configuration or you mis-configured something? –  Iain May 9 '12 at 8:06
    
In the fail2ban's config I'm using sendmail as mta so it loaded the action.d/sendmail.conf. I have a normal installation from apt-get –  Kreker May 9 '12 at 8:25
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The only way I found to disable the start/stop notifications was to comment out the actionstart and actionstop sections in all of these files in action.d/:

mail-buffered.conf
mail.conf
mail-whois.conf
mail-whois-lines.conf
sendmail-buffered.conf
sendmail.conf
sendmail-whois.conf
sendmail-whois-lines.conf
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Its not necessary to fix this in any file. It depends on your configuration in jail.conf.

If you configured mta = sendmail, you can narrow the files action.d/sendmail-*.

Then you have to look at your action = %(action_*)s. If you configured

"action_": comment "actionstart" & "actionstop" in action.d/sendmail.conf

"action_mw": comment ... in action.d/sendmail-whois.conf

"action_mwl": comment ... in action.d/sendmail-whois-lines.conf

If you configured mta to "mail", then just change sendmail to mail and configure the specific file.

Dont forget to restart after commenting the file!

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