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 on Ubuntu (defaults okay?)

I run an Ubuntu-based web-server (LAMP) and have installed fail2ban. Does it have sensible defaults to restrict malicious activity via SSH and any LAMP ports out-of-the-box? Or, does it need to be ...
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What regular expression can I use to identify invalid file requests in nginx logs?

I need help configuring a regular expression for fail2ban. I use my web server primarily for simple podcast file hosting but I see a lot of invalid requests for php, asp, and pl files in the logs. ...
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Basic Apache Log Regex

I'm struggling to match Fail2Ban's failregex on Apache logs using only the HTTP return codes. The log format I'm using is below and in that example it's the field showing "200". As long as the other ...
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how to configure `sshd_config` so fail2ban can see bots

I've updated my sshd_config to be more strict against bots. namely: only keys are allowed, except for a few specified users on specific ips MaxAuthTries = 1 no root login This has been both good ...
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Fail2ban logging correct ip on Varnish but still not locked out

I am trying to configurefail2ban to ban bad WordPress login attempts, but I'm not having much success. I am using WP fail2ban 3.0.0, which correctly logs bad login attempts on /var/log/secure, as far ...
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Allow winscp/filezilla through iptables and fail2ban

I just launched a website within my school community and woke up this morning to logs of someone trying to bruteforce into my server. I followed some guides on digitalocean to set up fail2ban and ...
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Fail2ban floods and slow response time

I tried searching for this; I found many people asking but I wasn't successfully to find a working (for me) solution. I have an application that logs each connection on a custom log file. When ...
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How do I specify multiple logfiles for a jail in fail2ban?

Heyo, I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and fail2ban 0.9.3. Apache is set up with a bunch of Apache virtualhosts. I have my Apache2 logfiles located in subdirectories, one per localhost, e.g. ...
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How to detect SMTP AUTH attempts in Fail2Ban?

I have a Fail2Ban jail that monitors failed SASL authentications to my Postfix SMTP server. When this occurs, /var/log/mail.log contains these three lines: postfix/smtpd[32591]: connect from ...
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How do I set Host Groups on Fail2ban for Wordpress?

I'm trying to set up a custom filter for fail2ban on a wordpress site. I've been following this tutorial but when I try to test my custom filter, I get the error: server.failregex.RegexException: No ...
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Anomalous iptables entry with fail2ban (is it misconfigured to block outward traffic?)

Overall we are very satisfied with fail2ban as it has accumulated several dozen neverdowell IP addresses in our iptables rules. However I notice the following rule has also appeared: Chain ...
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Fail2Ban regex in sshd.conf not catching failed root logins in /var/log/auth.log

I used Fail2Ban on my Ubuntu server (14.04 LTS), and it mostly works well. I recently noticed the default regex in /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/sshd.conf does not match some failed sshd login attempts. ...
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Nginx: Logging 403's from proxies

So our server setup goes like this: www <-> nginx <-> backend services The internal services require authorisation, which often fails with a 403 if a user's token is incorrect and so ...
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Selinux: Shorewall will not respond to fail2ban

I am using fail2ban with shorewall and my Fedora 21 server & cloud. All flooded with the following error message: SELinux is preventing shorewall from write access on the file ...
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Fail2ban configuration for nginx using firewallcmd in CentOS 7

Previously I have a CentOS 6.5 with Iptables and I configure some jails for nginx as suggested here: How To use fail2ban for Nginx?. But now I am in CentOS 7, trying to use the new firewall and ...
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What this error means on Fail2ban?

I've installed fail2ban on my server. Anyway, I've seen this error on Fail2ban Log... What does it means? Here's the error 2015-02-09 06:11:21,076 fail2ban.filter [23563]: INFO ...
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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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Fail2ban on centos 7 does not add rule to firewall. Firewall-cmd used on system

I installed the latest fail2ban from centos/epel I have added the ssh enabled option in jail.local. I have tried with action and banaction = firewallcmd-ipset neither made any difference. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why fail2ban 0.8 doesn't start properly on Debain 7 Wheezy x64?

Why fail2ban 0.8 doesn't start properly on Debain 7 Wheezy x64? Hi, I'm trying to configure fail2ban to work with APF. But first, it would be great if fail2ban can start. root@akdom:/var/log# ...
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How to Exclude Log Using Fail2Ban logpath with Wildcard Settings

I'm using wildcard in the logpath value as shown below: [http-get-dos] enabled = true filter = http-get-dos logpath = /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/*/access.log maxretry = 250 findtime = 300 #ban for 10 ...
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How does changes in /etc/pam.d/common-session-noninteractive affect fail2ban and possibly other programs/services?

Fail2Ban on Ubuntu 10.04 Configuration files /etc/fail2ban/jail.local [DEFAULT] ignoreip = 127.0.0.1 bantime = 10 # made for test purposes maxretry = 3 backend = polling destemail = ...
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Fail2ban on Ubuntu 11.10 does not ban custom filter/jail

An application I'm running logs incorrect logins such as this: Tue, 19 Mar 13 20:46:03 +0000 failed login from iphere ! Tue, 19 Mar 13 20:46:03 +0000 failed login from iphere ! Tue, 19 Mar 13 ...
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SSHD logs events in the future

I'm setting up a small VPS (last Centos) and I'm facing a problem with my SSHD logs. I want to install fail2ban and everything seems to run fine, but I noticed a lot of attempts of bruteforce in the ...
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Logrotate error for fail2ban

I get the following error when running a cron job, and I'm not too sure how to go about fixing. This is on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report ...
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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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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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How to check if firewalld is blocking an incoming ip address?

I have CentOS 7 with firewalld. I installed fail2ban and using the firewallcmd-new action. I am seeing bans in the fail2ban logs, and I want to check in firewallcmd if they are blocked. How can I do ...
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why is are there dns host names in my iptables entries? (fail2ban)

I recently installed fail2ban which has begun blocking bad ssh attempts. I also set up an additional filter to permanently ban repeat offenders. I notice now that there are some entries in my ...
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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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Loading fail2ban rules to iptables using iptables-persistent

I am using iptables-persistent package to reload my iptables on boot. And I have been thinking should I add the fail2ban rules to the loaded config file? Now I am seeing they are duplicated. This is ...
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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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Fail2ban Custom Port

I have a rule like this in my jail.local file: [ssh-ddos] enabled = true port = ssh,sftp filter = sshd-ddos logpath = /var/log/messages maxretry = 4 If I want to use a custom port for SSH, ...
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fail2ban not working as expected

after several intentional unsuccessful login attempts fail2ban has banned me from my server but I am still able to log in afterwards. # iptables -L Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt ...
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CentOS server blocking own outgoing traffic

I've got a server (CentOS 6.7) running, which causes me some headaches. A few months ago, the website running on the server was unavailable. After some digging, it appeared that Iptables was blocking ...
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Fail2ban fail to start with several error messages

I've installed fail2ban for my CentOS 6, but when it starts, I get the error message Failed to start server : Starting fail2ban: WARNING 'ignoreregex' not defined in 'Definition'. Using default one: ...
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Fail2Ban Filter Errors

I'm trying to add two fail2ban filters, one for post flood and phpmyadmin brute force but i get the following errors. logs: fail2ban.filter : ERROR No 'host' group in '[[]client []] File does not ...
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Setup fail2ban with apf

Along with BFD we have recently installed fail2ban on our server, it is CentOS and it uses APF to block IPs. I have hunted online on how to get the two to work however when an IP is blocked by ...
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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: 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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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 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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Fail2Ban can't insert iptables rule

It seems my fail2ban can't ban a host: 2013-06-22 18:18:24,546 fail2ban.actions.action: ERROR iptables -n -L INPUT | grep -q fail2ban-apache-noscript returned 100 2013-06-22 18:18:24,546 ...
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Fail2Ban adds iptable rules but they are not working?

Fail2Ban just blocked my IP for 3 SSH attempts. It added the iptables rule and I can see it using the "sudo iptables -L -n" command. But I can still access the site and login through SSH! What might ...