I am trying to install fail2ban on our Amazon EC2 Linux AMI (CentOS). I know that fail2ban is in the EPEL so I have done the following:
wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm sudo rpm -Uvh epel-release*rpm
However, when I do that I get the following message:
package epel-release-6-8.9.amzn1.noarch (which is newer than epel-release-6-8.noarch) is already installed
Which implies to me that EPEL is already available but if I do:
sudo yum install fail2ban
Loaded plugins: priorities, security, update-motd, upgrade-helper amzn-main | 2.1 kB 00:00 amzn-updates | 2.3 kB 00:00 Setting up Install Process No package fail2ban available. Error: Nothing to do
I assume that I am misunderstanding something but how can I install from EPEL?
EDIT: I have just done the following and found that the repo is not enabled:
yum repolist all
SO how do I enable a repo on EC2?