enabled  = true
port     = http,https
filter   = nginx-noscript
logpath  = /var/log/nginx/access.log
maxretry = 6

It is advised to not enable [nginx-noscript] jail, if server is running scripts. What are the types of scripts in this case?

  • That depends on what's in the filter, which you didn't show. – Michael Hampton Nov 18 '15 at 11:58

Take a look at the failregex definition for the nginx-noscript filter. You can typically find filters in /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/.


cat /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/nginx-noscript.conf

You may see something like this, which would restrict access to .php, .asp, .exe, .pl, .cgi, and .scgi files:

# Noscript filter /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/nginx-noscript.conf:
failregex = ^<HOST> -.*GET.*(\.php|\.asp|\.exe|\.pl|\.cgi|\.scgi)
ignoreregex =

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