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 error on setting iptables on Synology NAS

I setup fail2ban 0.9.1 on my Synology NAS to handle failed SSH attempts. When I startup the jail I get the following errors in fail2ban.log: 2015-02-01 17:22:52,394 fail2ban.jail [30576]: ...
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Fail2ban doesn't start [closed]

I've done some changes to the file /etc/fail2ban/jail.local (a copy of /etc/fail2ban/jail.conf) and saved, but now fail2ban doesn't start. If I erase jail.local, then it start again. So the problem is ...
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Have fail2ban client and server on different machines

I was wondering if it was possible to have fail2ban clients on different machines and have a server on one machine communicating with all the clients? Here's my situation: I have 4 servers and I'm ...
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Writing a fail2ban multiline regex

I've got some troublesome hosts trying it on with an SSH server I run, and I'm trying to ban them using fail2ban. Problem is, I haven't done much work with regexes, and even less with Python regexes. ...
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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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fail2ban did not ban anything, regardless of the settings

this is the first time that i did not find a solution here. so, hopefully it can be solved. i've installed a fresh, new ubuntu minimal system (14.04) with ssh on it. Right after that i installed ...
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Fail2ban maxretry meaning

I'm reading the following page to set up fail2ban on my Ubuntu server: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Fail2ban In the "Configuration" section, it shows the following settings: [DEFAULT] # ...
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Stop fail2ban stop/start notifications

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, ...
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Apache blocking based on combination of ip, request and useragent - Can fail2ban do that?

3 times over the past 48 hours, we had about a 6X spike in traffic lasting a few hours. The server handled it each time, but just barely. This was almost all bad-bot traffic (or maybe failed DOS ...
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make fail2ban use public blacklists [closed]

I've been searching high and low for a way to connect fail2ban with blocklist.de (or any other public blacklists, for that matter, as long as fail2ban can report to it). Pretty much every result that ...
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What is the purpose of the _daemon directive in fail2ban?

A number of the filters that come with fail2ban have a _daemon directive, but there is no mention of it in the documentation and no reference to it in any of my jail definitions. What's it for?
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Fail2ban detects attempts from permanently banned IPs

I have a VM with a custom firewall script and Fail2ban. I've identified some IP ranges that make permanent intrusion attempts so I blocked them directly in my firewall script. Here is a simplified ...
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How do I automatically ban udp short packet with fail2ban?

This logfile /var/log/kern.log contains some IP addresses, which I would like the system to automatically ban/block. Basicaly, a packet is from the UDP protocol, and is a short packet, then I would ...
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Banning IPv6 addresses

I am currently accustomed to using tools like fail2ban to keep unwanted traffic away from my servers by banning IPv4 addresses: too many bad log entries per IP, ban the IP. However when the world ...
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Configuring varnish to write an apache error log with IP addresses

I am in the process of installing fail2ban on a webserver which runs Varnish. Many on the 'jails' require access to the apache/php error logs. One of the problems I have is that all of the refernces ...
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Fail2Ban: I'm having trouble creating a regex for my Dovecot filter

I am trying to create a regex filter for my failed Dovecot entries in the maillog file. What I have created is: .*dovecot: auth: sql\(.*,<HOST>\): Password mismatch The target line in the ...
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Massive blockingof ips done right

I run a website which is being abused every day with bots trying to send spam, not respecting robots.txt and so on. The biggest problem, however is repeating attempts to massively harvest website. ...
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Fail2ban apache-myadmin regex

I've got a jail set up with the following regex, which I took from a standard filter file: apache-myadmin.conf failregex = ^[[]client <HOST>[]] File does not exist: *myadmin* *\s*$ ...
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fail2ban with static IP

Is there any point to running fail2ban to protect your SSH connection if you connect from a static IP? As far as I can see having fail2ban running means that you effectively open up port 22 to ...
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How to ban Syn Flood Attacks using Fail2Ban?

In my log, I am frequently seeing dropped ips like this: > Oct 30 17:32:24 IPTables Dropped: IN=eth0 OUT= > MAC=04:01:2b:bd:b0:01:4c:96:14:ff:df:f0:08:00 SRC=62.210.94.116 > ...
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Use Fail2ban to block proxied dovecot password attempts

I've searched around a great deal with this, but can't manage to come up with a solution. The easiest way of explaining it, is I used to have just 1 email server, now I have 2. The 1st email server ...
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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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Fail2ban not banning IP's

Running a new install of OpenSuse 13.2 (Running rsyslog) My jail.conf file contains: [ssh-iptables] enabled = true filter = sshd action = iptables[name=SSH, port=ssh, protocol=tcp] ...
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Fail2Ban Correctly Attempts to Ban IP but IP does not get banned - iptables chain exists but not working

Running on Ubuntu 14.04 Server. So I have fail2ban correctly configured to process /var/log/auth.log for SSH login attempts. Upon 3 failed attempts I see this in the fail2ban log: 2014-11-19 ...
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Debian Fail2ban action.d and filter.d scripts

I have a debian wheezy server on which I use Fail2ban that was loaded with the package installer. I noticed that while the version on my server (0.8.6-3wheezy3) is current, it does not match up with ...
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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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Debian port(s) not responding

I am fairly new to servers. I am trying to run a shoutcast server on debian. Shoutcast runs on a default port of 8000. My problem is it will not load when visiting xxx.xxx.xx.xxx:8000. When I log in ...
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Fail2ban does not ban any ip-adresses with vsftpd

Fail2ban starts okey. It work with my sshd filter and bans IP-adresses as it should. But with vsftpd it does not register failed logins when I run: fail2ban-client status vsftpd I have tried both ...
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Is fail2ban working?

I recently installed 2 new servers with Centos 7. I have enabled fail2ban with defaults. I have ensured it is running as ps -ax | grep fail2ban yields: 1996 ? S 0:04 /usr/bin/python ...
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Permanent block of IP after n retries using fail2ban

I have a fail2ban configured like below: block the ip after 3 failed attempts release the IP after 300 sec timeout This works perfectly and I want to keep it this way such that a valid user gets a ...
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Fail2ban MTA=Postfix Setting in Jail Config giving Error

In /etc/fail2ban/jail.local, when I have the MTA setting to Postfix, Fail2Ban is showing an error and is unable to start. [DEFAULT] ignoreip = 127.0.0.1/8 bantime = 1800 ...
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What does Nginx Proxy Filter in Fail2ban really do?

What does Nginx Proxy Filter in Fail2ban really do? I am currently setting up Fail2Ban for Nginx. Almost everywhere I've read, they all have included a setting for [nginx-proxy] proxy filter. From ...
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Fail2ban jail.local vs jail.conf

Does jail.local file act as an override to jail.conf or as a replacement to jail.conf? When I was learning about Fail2Ban from tutorials, most of them usually say either to copy jail.conf to ...
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fail2ban flushing my existing IPTABLES rules

I just implemented fail2ban on a server for testing purposes. I have a BLACKLIST chain which blocks a huge set of CIDR masks that I don't want to reach my server. When fail2ban is triggered by a ...
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Fail2ban not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to implement fail2ban on a Ubuntu 12.04 x64 server. I've done the following: apt-get install fail2ban Made a copy of jail.conf in /etc/fail2ban/jail.conf.local here's an excerpt: ...
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fail2ban running on CentOS 7 & getting “ssh connection refused”

Is anyone successfully running fail2ban on CentOS 7 and can tell me how to do it? I tried to install fail2ban with yum install fail2ban and run it (there are no extra rules in iptables -L which seems ...
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How to block all root login attempts using denyhosts and or fail2ban?

I currently block all ssh logins using root. But I wanted to go the extra mile and block the ip address of the client who tried to login as root. I currently have denyhosts and fail2ban setup and ...
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Blocking bot by multi url pattern with fail2ban

I'm seeing a multi url pattern similar to following lines in nginx logs recently. GET / GET /somepath/ GET /otherpath/ GET / GET /somepath/ GET /otherpath/ ... I'm already using fail2ban for ...
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Fail2Ban on CentOS 6.5 Never Bans

Environment: *CentOS 6.5 *Fail2Ban 0.8.14-1 *date outputs the correct date Behavior: Fail2ban starts successfully, but does not create iptables blocks after bad SSH login attempts. I'm only concerned ...
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Denyhosts vs fail2ban vs iptables- best way to prevent brute force logons?

I'm setting up a LAMP server and need to prevent SSH/FTP/etc. brute-force logon attempts from succeeding. I've seen many recommendations for both denyhosts and fail2ban, but few comparisons of the ...
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Fail2Ban - Iptables - Set does not exist

I have a very strange problem with fail2ban/iptables. Something is not working right, but I can't figoure out what. I have added this conf & and filter for fail2ban: [wordpress-register] enabled ...
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Why is iptables not blocking an ip address?

I have configured fail2ban to monitor a certain pattern of malicious traffic I'm getting and ban IP addresses associated. Everything seems to be working great -- the regex is matching the pattern ...
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Run fail2ban without banning

It is possible to run fail2ban in some kind of "simulation mode" so it does not ban but log somewhere who it would have ban? Running fail2ban on Ubuntu 12.04.
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Trouble with Fail2Ban UFW Portscan Filter

I'm trying to create a filter for fail2ban that recognises port scans in the UFW logs. I've confirmed my ban action is working correctly on other filters and am having trouble creating the correct ...
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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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How to protect tomcat application - user authentication with fail2ban?

AFAIK tomcat6 does not use Apache std .htaccess auth, but has own user authentication method. My question is: How to protect it against brute force attack with fail2ban ?
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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 does not ban VSFTPD users

He guys, i run CentOS5.6 (final), and i just installed FAIL2BAN version (0.8.4-23.el5). I have set it up to ban SSH and VSFTPD attacks. As you can see here: http://pastebin.com/RLyzGgBe fail2ban has ...
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Brute force attacks with server's IP

I am running a Debian wheezy server with fail2ban installed, everything works as expected but recently my own server got banned. I added the server's IP in the exception row and it seems to work, but ...
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Logging 403 Rewrites for Brute Force Attacks

As explained in Wordpress Codec, I want to prevent brute force attacks for wp-login.php via RewritetRule. http://codex.wordpress.org/Brute_Force_Attacks#Deny_Access_to_No_Referrer_Requests Rather ...