Fail2ban scans log files like /var/log/pwdfail or /var/log/apache/error_log and bans IP that makes too many password failures. It updates firewall rules to reject the IP address.

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fail2ban to block Wordpress brute force attacks on wp-login.php

Is there a way to set up fail to ban to block on IP that hits wp-login too many times? I have tried adding this jail.local: [apache-wp-login] enabled = true action = iptables[name=wplogin, ...
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What is the optimum ban duration of a brute force attack?

I use fail2ban to prevent brute force attacks on my production servers. Fail2ban bans an ip after 5 authentication failure and unbans it after 1 hour with my own configuration. I wonder that what is ...
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SecAst blocking IP's that fail2ban is not

I'm using SecAst on my Asterisk server as well as fail2ban. (Setup as an option as per the SecAst installation guide). I did this to test if SecAst is working right. I planned to remove fail2ban if ...
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Preventing SecAst access from across the network

I have SecAst up and running great, and I realize that any workstation on the network can access the SecAst telnet interface. Is there a way to limit this to only my laptop? I don't want one of the ...
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Fail2Ban Regex - Joomla / PHP5-FPM

i can't get a regex for fail2ban to work. I want to match the following: [Tue Jun 24 10:22:14.528987 2014] [fcgid:warn] [pid 22526:tid 139757615011584] [client IP:PORT] mod_fcgid: stderr: user admin ...
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iptables: REJECT not working, but DROP does

I have recently setup a server with fail2ban, and it is mostly working except I am getting errors whenever this command tries to execute: sudo iptables -D fail2ban-ssh -s xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -j REJECT ...
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Fail2Ban: already banned?

I have Fail2Ban running on my Centos Server. (Config below) In my var/log/messages I noticed something really weird: Jun 19 12:09:32 localhost fail2ban.actions: INFO [postfix] 114.43.245.205 ...
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Securing debain with fail2ban or iptables

I'm looking to secure my server. Initially my first thought was to use iptables but then I also learnt about Fail2ban. I understand that Fail2ban is based on iptables, but it has the advantages of ...
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All nginx access logs from 127.0.0.1 (so can't use fail2ban)

Problem I'm trying to configure fail2ban to block ddos attacks using the chunk shown here. Basically it looks at all requests and if any single IP makes more than 240 requests over 60 seconds it ...
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fail2ban not working on fresh install of ubuntu 14.04, why?

After installing and configuring fail2ban, I tried to login to my server through ssh with a wrong password. After a few attempts, I tried with the correct password with success. So, fail2ban didn't ...
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How does fail2ban 0.9 database storage actually works?

Fail2ban 0.9 introduce database storage to save bans on restart. But I can't find out the actual mechanism of it work. There is dbpurgeage parameter which controls lifetime of old bans, defaults to ...
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How to properly configure fail2ban to ban IP if it is accessing some wrong files

I am trying to configure fail2ban on my test server. I want just to temporary block any script bots that try to probe my site. So everything that has cgi-bin, admin, setup.php and so on. I previously ...
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Fail2ban and X-Forwarded

I am configuring fail2ban on my webservers. My Webservers are behind ELB. so I configured X-forwarded to get the real IP's in Apache Access logs.But unfortunately fail2ban not able scan accesslogs ...
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fail2ban regex working but no action being taken

I have the following snippet of fail2ban configuration on Ubuntu 13.10 server: #jail.conf [apache-getphp] enabled = true port = http,https filter = apache-getphp action = ...
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How to use so called action variables in fail2ban?

I've seen a few mentions of these in the docs and misc scripts, but nothing concrete on exactly how they are used. Could anyone give me some examples? Is it just a case of myvar=7 . . . [ssh] ...
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fail2ban-regex matches with strings, but not with log and conf files, why?

If I run fail2ban-regex '31.22.105.115 - - [11/Apr/2014:18:09:54 +0100] "GET /admin/config.php HTTP/1.0" 301 573 "-" "-"' '^<HOST> - - (?:\[[^]]*\] ...
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fail2ban with PermitRootLogin without-password?

I tried to choose a title that cover the topic: Why should I use fail2ban (or similar programs) if I've my PermitRootLogin set to without-password? A very trusted and experienced sysadmin that I ...
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fail2ban bad bots apache access log regex

Trying to block some bad bots using fail2ban reading Apache access log and stuck setting up correct regex. The line I want to match in the access log is: 5.10.83.65 - - [18/Mar/2014:09:06:38 +0400] ...
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fail2ban not banning, time is off, how do I sync them?

In searching for why fail2ban is not banning patterns, I found that when I run /etc/init.d/fail2ban status it reports over an hour behind my 'date' command. 'date' says its: Tue Mar 18 20:45:02 MST ...
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How to configure fail2ban for constant refreshes

I have a page that shows election results. Some people who want to see these election results will keep clicking refresh as election night goes on. I don't want to block this traffic -- but I do want ...
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fail2ban fails to block from auth.log with directadmin

i'm using directadmin on a Ubuntu server. i recently installed Fail2Ban. but i'm still recieving "Brute-Force attack" email from directadmin. my jail.conf (only the auth.log jails!): [ssh] enabled ...
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fail2ban jail not firing

Used fail2ban in a few different methods, and have now tried to get it to block hack attempts via smtp for sending spam through server. Regex matches ok when testing: Failregex |- Regular ...
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custom filter for Fail2Ban

I have installed fail2ban and I am trying to get it set up to block IP addresses that appear in a certain message that appears in the syslog. The message in the syslog is: racoon: ERROR: Invalid ...
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Postfix fail2ban help.. I have a bad host but fail2ban won't block him

Hi I am using postfix plus fail2ban on Centos 6.5 but I am getting botted (I am not relaying but there you go) and for some reason fail2ban isn't able to cut the ip and block it this is 6/7 times a ...
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Fail2Ban Apache-noscript failing to block script as referer

I am receiving a number of apache not found or unable to stat and would like to block these IP addresses using Fail2Ban. [Fri Feb 28 03:36:51.816955 2014] [:error] [pid 29027] [client ...
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Fail2Ban not blocking brute force attack on dovecot

I run a CentOS 5 server with fail2ban and I am currently getting hit with a bruteforce attack on my dovecot service. I know fail2ban is working, because it is blocking attacks on my FTP server and ...
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Fail2Ban Testing

Running the following testing script to see if Fail2ban is working: fail2ban-regex /var/log/apache*/*access.log /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/apache-auth.conf I get this response: Running tests ...
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Fail2ban not working on Ubuntu

I noticed a bunch of those w00tw00t requests coming to my Ubuntu 12.04 server and so I installed fail2ban. I followed these instructions on setting up Fail2ban against w00tw00t requests. I made sure ...
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Fail2ban won't start via /etc/init.d/fail2ban but will via /usr/bin/fail2ban-client

I've been running fail2ban successfully for a long time on RHEL. Now all of a sudden starting, stopping and restarting via /etc/init.d/fail2ban no longer works: # /etc/init.d/fail2ban start Starting ...
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fail2ban rule results in “iptables returned 200” error message

I just tried to add a new fail2ban rule that is supposed to scan Apache2 error logs for suspicious file access attempts (People who try to access three common login urls that do not exist usually ...
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fail2ban for windows 2008 RDP [duplicate]

I'm looking for a solution to make remote desktop more secure. I'm looking for a fail2ban like for windows and specially for RDP which will block IP in firewall after N failed retries Any help?
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fail2ban error about python?

I have just installed fail2ban on my debian7 machine but whenever i start it i get a lot of error which seems to be about python? [....] Restarting authentication failure monitor: fail2banTraceback ...
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Use fail2ban for Samba

I'm looking for a way to use fail2ban to control/block samba logins on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. I already set up an jail.local. The samba part currently looks like this: [samba] enabled = true port = ...
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Point fail2ban to new log, without losing current bans?

I have logs in /var/log/syslog/YYYY-MM-DD/file.log files. New directories are created automatically by rsyslog, and logs are automatically put to new locations. Every day, I archive previous day of ...
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Fail2ban restarts every day

In my server I can see that the fail2ban restarts every day. While checking the internet I can see that the logrotate causes this. I have disabled the logrotate of fail2ban by removing the fail2ban ...
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How to configure fail2ban so it bans login attempts based on the structure of the attempted password or username

I want to set up two filters for fail2ban: If the user tries to login with a password that is less than 10 characters ban them. And if the user tries to login with a password that is more than 10 ...
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fail2ban jail not working properly

I'm trying to block non-available script requests to nginx with fail2ban. # Noscript filter /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/nginx-noscript.conf: # # Block IPs trying to execute scripts such as .php, .pl, ...
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fail2ban ignoreip DNS host example?

I would like to add ".googlebot.com" to the ignore iplist for fail2ban since the ignoreip explanation mentions DNS host as an accepted input. Is this a proper format? # "ignoreip" can be an IP ...
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Blocking X-forwarded-For IP in fail2ban?

I am using a reverse proxy in front of my web-server. In the web server I installed fail2ban and want to use it to monitor logs and block bad ip. I am using nginx with the http realip module. But ...
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Fail2ban log filled with entries saying “fail2ban.filter : WARNING Determined IP using DNS Lookup:..”

My fail2ban log at /var/log/fail2ban.log is completely filled with entries saying: fail2ban.filter : WARNING Determined IP using DNS Lookup: [IP address] I think this may have begun after I changed ...
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Fail2ban settings after changing ssh port

I switched my ssh port to 22000 and I changed the port settings in /etc/fail2ban/jail.local to specify to ban on both 22 and 22000 but when I tried failing to login 6 times, my connection was cutoff ...
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fail2ban receiving events but not triggering event

I have setup fail2ban to monitor a service which I have exposed outside my router. The files are being logged properly, and the events are being picked up by fail2ban 2013-11-21 01:05:24,573 ...
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fail2ban apache-noscript not working

My debian server has come under attack recently and I've been poring over the logs to see what I can do to harden it. I've been running fail2ban for a while but I've noticed the apache-noscript jail ...
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How to *add* rules in local fail2ban filter definition?

I have installed fail2ban as packaged by Debian on a server under my control. Since I have some failregexes from before, I'm putting those into the local filter definition file so they will be ...
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How to unban from fail2ban?

fail2ban banned my ip for SSH. In email I received that said I got banned via fail2ban after 5 attempts against SSH. Which is not even truth i wasn't even loging to SSH. I can still access webmin. I ...
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Use of backreferences in fail2ban filters possible?

From time to time, I see collections of suspect "File not found" errors in my Apache logs, basically using the pattern File does not exist: /var/www/file, referer: http://my.server.com/file In ...
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fail2ban iptable rule wont block

So I set up fail2ban on my Debian 7 server, still I've been getting hit a lot and I dont know why is not blocking properly. The regex works, it recognizes the attempts but it seems the iptables rules ...
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nginx with fail2ban and mod_security

I forgot to update my fail2ban config for nginx. I just moved to nginx from apache. Today, I got a lot of cals from a single IP. IP tried to access login pages with post and get methods IP tried to ...
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Using fail2ban for auth.log POSSIBLE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT!s when on VPN

I've been getting a bunch of reverse mapping checking getaddrinfo for some-long-domain.example.com [X.X.X.X] failed - POSSIBLE BREAK-IN ATTEMPT! on my personal server. It's not as if these ...
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Fail2ban still adding to log after uninstall

I am running a CentOS6 VM and I have been playing with Fail2ban, upon removing the service from my server I can see that it appears to be still posting logs to the /var/log/maillog Here is a link a ...