How can I use fail2ban on an Nginx server? What are the rules to put in the jails.conf?
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New filter in /etc/fail2ban/nginx-dos.conf:
In our jail.local, we have (at the end of the file):
Of course, in case you would be logging all resources of your site (images, css, js, etc), it would be really easy to get to those numbers as a normal user. To avoid this, use the access_log off directive of Nginx, like so: