Fail2ban 0.8.12

An Open Source utility that scans logs and bans IP on Linux-based operating systems
Fail2ban is an open source command-line tool that can be used to scans logs and bans IP addresses that generate too many password failures, on Linux machines.

Fail2ban is a highly configurable software that allows users to parse log files and look for given patterns, execute commands when a pattern has be detected for the same IP address, for more than X times, execute commands in order to unban an IP address.

The software uses iptables by default, but it can also use  TCP Wrapper (/etc/hosts.deny) or others firewalls. It handles log files rotation, resolves DNS hostname to IP address, sends e-mail notifications, and can handle more than one service (apache, sshd, vsftpd, etc.) and multiple logging targets (stdout, syslog, stderr, etc.).

last updated on:
January 22nd, 2014, 12:01 GMT
developed by:
Cyril Jaquier
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ System \ Networking


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What's New in This Release:
  • New bits:
  • Log rotation can now occur with the command "flushlogs" rather than reloading fail2ban or keeping the logtarget settings consistent in jail.conf/local and /etc/logrotate.d/fail2ban. (Debian bug #697333, Redhat bug #891798).
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