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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fail2ban on server with LXC Containers

The issue is modprobe and iptables don't work inside an LXC Container. LXC is the userspace control package for Linux Containers, a lightweight virtual system mechanism sometimes described as ...
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The right way to auto block ip's

The problem: I manage a website which has lot's of dynamically generated pages. Every day bots from Google, Yahoo and other search engines download like 100K+ of pages. And sometimes i have problems ...
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Should i use Firewalld or Iptables for Fail2ban in Centos 7?

I'm setting up Fail2ban to protect ssh, and I use firewalld, I saw a lot of people recommending to use anaction = iptables-multiport and other solutions using iptables instead of firewalld claiming ...
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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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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 doesn't process jail even though regex matches

I have trouble setting up fail2ban to check the nginx error log for failed http auth entries. Even though the provided failregex works, fail2ban just seems to skip the jail config. I've already tried ...
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is there any valid reason for users to request phpinfo()

I'm working on writing a set of rules for fail2ban to make life a little more interesting for whoever is trying to bruteforce his way into my system. A good majority of the attempts tend to revolve ...
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Fail2ban redirect

I've just finished setting up fail2ban on my Centos reverse proxy server. I was able to get it to block all requests if a certain criteria was met (pretty straight forward). However, I'd now like ...
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Protect ssh server

I've got a debian-machine running several services, like apache with http and https, jabber and an openssh server for administration. The ssh-server is not running on port 22. It's on something like ...
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fail2ban cannot ban ip on all ports if it's already banned for specific port

I'm using a custom filter in fail2ban to search through it's own log and ban an ip after 5 bans from any of the regular filters. I'm using iptables-allports as action for this. All other filters are ...
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How To use fail2ban for Nginx? [closed]

How can I use fail2ban on an Nginx server? What are the rules to put in the jails.conf?
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“Couldn't find package fail2ban”?

Ubuntu Server 9.10 Hi Guys, I think this one is a simple one... I'm trying to install fail2ban and get the following error: $ sudo apt-get install fail2ban Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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fail2ban iptables having port 22 and fails to block ssh on custom port

This question is almost same problem like mine but accepted answer doesn't solve my issues In Fail2Ban, How to Change the SSH port number? SSH on port 22 everything works great. After 5 attempts ...
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Fail2Ban on Apache Server to protect against DoS attacks?

I asked a question on the IT security StackExchange about protecting against DoS attacks. One of the answers was to install Fail2Ban. I talked to the people that administer the server and they told ...
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Regex for multiple sshd Received disconnect from … [preauth]

What fail2ban regex would catch logs like these? Apr 9 08:48:28 server sshd[1856]: Received disconnect from 43.255.190.117: 11: [preauth] Apr 9 09:06:05 server sshd[1936]: Received disconnect ...
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How to synchronize command calls on Linux

This is my specific problem I need to solve (But my question is different, so please read on even if you don't know what fail2ban is): I'm trying to use fail2ban on a linux server to ban brute force ...
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Is there any reason to use fail2ban with SSH password logins disabled?

I am setting up an Ubuntu server hosted by Linode. I am stepping through their security guide and they recommend installing fail2ban after disabling password based SSH logins. I don't see the point ...
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Tools to block hack attempts in Apache

Currently I'm using Blockhosts & mod_evasive to "manage" minor attacks & spurious requests, I'm wondering if there is something better/more effective out there. Something that behaves like ...
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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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Why isn't fail2ban blocking failures?

This below is the output of fail2ban log. Nothing more shows up, but in auth.log I see like hundreds of failures for root user login (someone is bad ass brute forcing). 2011-07-06 01:48:16,249 ...
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fail2ban save banned ip's after restart

It is possible to save and use _already banned IP's in fail2ban after restart (fail2ban or the whole server)?
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fail2ban rules not coming into effect

I have installed the Apache web server on a stock installation of Ubuntu 14.04, and I am trying to use fail2ban to block requests that check for vulnerabilities. I have put the following in ...
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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 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 regex that uses less CPU?

Using fail2ban, I want to ban these spammers who are sending to a spamtrap address: Oct 27 09:04:22 si68 postfix/smtpd[3240]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[117.197.114.222]: 550 5.7.1 ...
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fail2ban: stop pop3 login attempts?

How do I set up fail2ban so that all those pesky pop3 login attempts are taken care of? I am using Ubuntu 9.04 and here's an extract from the pop3 log as I see it in the mails that Logwatch sends: ...
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How to change mail “from” name for Fail2Ban email notifications?

I have Fail2Ban sending me emails from various servers but I can't tell at a glance which server because the email "from" name is always just "Fail2Ban". I've managed to set the "from" address ...
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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 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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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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iptables with Cloudflare

I'm using fail2ban to block web vulnerability scanners. It is working correctly when visiting the site if CloudFlare is bypassed, but a user can still access it if going through it. I have ...
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Block IPs that try to exploit common webapp vulnerabilities

Is there an application that goes through the nginx logs and blocks IPs that made requests for common webapp vulnerabilities? I have an nginx web server that serves only static content. I routinely ...
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fail2ban for apache2 doesn't seem to be working

I have a lot of the following error messages in my apache error log: [Thu Dec 16 15:13:24 2010] [error] [client 168.144.92.191] File does not exist: /var/www/mydomain/fud [Thu Dec 16 15:13:24 2010] ...
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Any non-custom way to manage iptables with fail2ban and libvirt+kvm?

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 server running libvirt/kvm and fail2ban (for SSH attacks). Both libvirt and fail2ban integrate with iptables in different ways. Libvirt uses (I think) some XML config and ...
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Do AWS Servers need fail2ban?

I saw that while I was creating my AWS instance I opted for only my IP address being able to access my server. Also There is a RSA key that is configured for you. In this case do I really need ...
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How can I upgrade Fail2Ban in Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS to get the “recidive” filter installed?

Basic question. How can I install an upgraded version of Fail2Ban on my Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin) so I can have a recidive filter set. Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS installs Fail2Ban 0.8.6 and I ...
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fail2ban regex filter doesnt work with nginx log files

I have been banging my head all day trying to match my regex filter to my access.log with no luck. I have installed fail2ban on a gentoo server and its running fine (i manually baned my own IP and it ...
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Fail2ban critical exception - does not block ips

I'm trying to get fail2ban running on CentOS7 (no SELinux) and it uses firewalld. My goal is to set it to ban Asterisk password fails. Setup was default yum install fail2ban Config-wise I ONLY added ...
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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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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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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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Can Fail2Ban recognise failed logins to locked accounts?

I have locked the root account on my server with passwd -l root and so an attempted login results in the following in /var/log/auth.log: User root not allowed because account is locked Fail2Ban ...
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fail2ban-apache not blocking IP

I'm trying to configure fail2ban, I attempted to log into my web server numerous times to trigger the rule and looking at my iptables it seems to have worked: Chain fail2ban-apache (1 references) ...
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How can I use fail2ban to block scrapers?

I have a media site and problems of users coming along and scraping all of the content.I placed a invisible URL on the page to catch spiders that immediately blocks the ip, but some people have ...
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Is it possible to rate limit HTTP requests with iptables?

I've got a lot of vulnerability scans via HTTP requests (trying to get /password.txt, etc). Currently I use fail2ban to parse Nginx access log to count 404's and ban attacker ip addresses. I'm ...
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Fail2Ban not banning IPs with different ports

I am getting different SSH attacks from the same IPs and they are getting banned. But they are using a different port and all they have to do is change the port to bypass the ban. Dec 28 23:16:57 ...
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“Centralized” fail2ban only banning attacks to local host

I'm trying to run fail2ban on the rsyslog server that gathers auth logs from the rest of our servers. I'm interested on getting notifications working as a first step. My problem is that fail2ban only ...
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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 fails to block from auth.log with directadmin [closed]

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 ...