I have been setting up Fail2Ban and ufw. I have added my IP to ufw and fail2ban whitelists, but after simulating mutiple failed ssh login attempts it seems my IP has been banned.
I get the following error message in putty and FileZilla when using the 'banned' IP to attempt a connection: "Network error: Software caused connection abort".
I looked in the fail2ban jail, but there were no active bans. My IP is whitelisted in IP tables yet I cannot attempt a connection over Putty or FileZilla. I tried from another IP and it connects without issues.
Given that I cannot find my IP blocked in IP tables or in the fail2ban jail, what else could cause this? I have tried disabling ufw and rebooting the server multiple times.