I've recently installed fail2ban as a way of keeping one of our web servers secure from SSH attacks and HTTP attacks. At the moment I'm getting a lot of ssh attacks but fail2ban are banning and then unbanning these. Is they a way to permanently ban these IP's due to the level of attacks.
Also in fail2ban how to do allow HTTP requests from a certain IP so these dont get banned as our developers will be making lots of strange requests under the /var/www/dev folder that will show file not exists, etc.
All advice welcomed cheers