This is the complete ChangeLog which contains changes to the stable and unstable branches.
__ _ _ ___ _ / _|__ _(_) |_ ) |__ __ _ _ _ | _/ _` | | |/ /| '_ \/ _` | ' \ |_| \__,_|_|_/___|_.__/\__,_|_||_| ============================================================= Fail2Ban (version 0.7.4) 2006/11/01 ============================================================= ver. 0.7.4 (2006/11/01) - beta ---------- - Improved configuration files. Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Added man page for "fail2ban-regex" - Moved ban/unban messages from "info" level to "warn" - Added "-s" option to specify the socket path and "socket" option in "fail2ban.conf" - Added "backend" option in "jail.conf" - Added more filters/actions and jail samples. Thanks to Nick Munger, Christoph Haas - Improved testing framework - Fixed a bug in the return code handling of the executed commands. Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Signal handling. There is a bug with join() and signal in Python - Better debugging output for "fail2ban-regex" - Added support for more date format - cPickle does not work with Python 2.5. Use pickle instead (performance is not a problem in our case) ver. 0.7.3 (2006/09/28) - beta ---------- - Added man pages. Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Added wildcard support for "logpath" - Added Gamin (file and directory monitoring system) support - (Re)added "ignoreip" option - Added more concurrency protection - First attempt at solving bug #1457620 (locale issue) - Performance improvements - (Re)added permanent banning with banTime < 0 - Added DNS support to "ignoreip". Feature Request #1285859 ver. 0.7.2 (2006/09/10) - beta ---------- - Refactoring and code cleanup - Improved client output - Added more get/set commands - Added more configuration templates - Removed "logpath" and "maxretry" from filter templates. They must be defined in jail.conf now - Added interactive mode. Use "-i" - Added a date detector. "timeregex" and "timepattern" are no more needed - Added "fail2ban-regex". This is a tool to help finding "failregex" - Improved server communication. Start a new thread for each incoming request. Fail2ban is not really thread-safe yet ver. 0.7.1 (2006/08/23) - alpha ---------- - Fixed daemon mode bug - Added Gentoo init.d script - Fixed path bug when trying to start "fail2ban-server" - Fixed reload command ver. 0.7.0 (2006/08/23) - alpha ---------- - Almost a complete rewrite :) Fail2ban design is really better (IMHO). There is a lot of new features - Client/Server architecture - Multithreading. Each jail has its own threads: one for the log reading and another for the actions - Execute several actions - Split configuration files. They are more readable and easy to use - failregex uses group (<host>) now. This feature was already present in the Debian package - lots of things... ver. 0.6.? (2006/??/??) - ??? ---------- - Fixed UTF-8 log file parsing ver. 0.6.1 (2006/03/16) - stable ---------- - Added permanent banning. Set banTime to a negative value to enable this feature (-1 is perfect). Thanks to Mannone - Fixed locale bug. Thanks to Fernando JosÃ© - Fixed crash when time format does not match data - Propagated patch from Debian to fix fail2ban search path addition to the path search list: now it is added first. Thanks to Nick Craig-Wood - Added SMTP authentification for mail notification. Thanks to Markus Hoffmann - Removed debug mode as it is confusing for people - Added parsing of timestamp in TAI64N format (#1275325). Thanks to Mark Edgington - Added patch #1382936 (Default formatted syslog logging). Thanks to Patrick Börjesson - Removed 192.168.0.0/16 from ignoreip. Attacks could also come from the local network. - Robust startup: if iptables module does not get fully initialized after startup of fail2ban, fail2ban will do "maxreinit" attempts to initialize its own firewall. It will sleep between attempts for "polltime" number of seconds (closes Debian: #334272). Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Added "interpolations" in fail2ban.conf. This is provided by the ConfigParser module. Old configuration files still work. Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Added initial support for hosts.deny and shorewall. Need more testing. Please test. Thanks to kojiro from Gentoo forum for hosts.deny support - Added support for vsftpd. Thanks to zugeschmiert ver. 0.6.0 (2005/11/20) - stable ---------- - Propagated patches introduced by Debian maintainer (Yaroslav Halchenko): * Added an option to report local time (including timezone) or GMT in mail notification. ver. 0.5.5 (2005/10/26) - beta ---------- - Propagated patches introduced by Debian maintainer (Yaroslav Halchenko): * Introduced fwcheck option to verify consistency of the chains. Implemented automatic restart of fail2ban main function in case check of fwban or fwunban command failed (closes: #329163, #331695). (Introduced patch was further adjusted by upstream author). * Added -f command line parameter for [findtime]. * Added a cleanup of firewall rules on emergency shutdown when unknown exception is catched. * Fail2ban should not crash now if a wrong file name is specified in config. * reordered code a bit so that log targets are setup right after background and then only loglevel (verbose, debug) is processed, so the warning could be seen in the logs * Added a keyword <section> in parsing of the subject and the body of an email sent out by fail2ban (closes: #330311) ver. 0.5.4 (2005/09/13) - beta ---------- - Fixed bug #1286222. - Propagated patches introduced by Debian maintainer (Yaroslav Halchenko): * Fixed handling of SYSLOG logging target. Now it can log to any SYSLOG target and facility as directed by the config * Format of SYSLOG entries fixed to look closer to standard * Fixed errata in config/gentoo-confd * Introduced findtime configuration variable to control the lifetime of caught "failed" log entries ver. 0.5.3 (2005/09/08) - beta ---------- - Fixed a bug when overriding "maxfailures" or "bantime". Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Added more debug output if an error occurs when sending mail. Thanks to Stephen Gildea - Renamed "maxretry" to "maxfailures" and changed default value to 5. Thanks to Stephen Gildea - Hopefully fixed bug #1256075 - Fixed bug #1262345 - Fixed exception handling in PIDLock - Removed warning when using "-V" or "-h" with no config file. Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Removed "-i eth0" from config file. Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko ver. 0.5.2 (2005/08/06) - beta ---------- - Better PID lock file handling. Should close #1239562 - Added man pages - Removed log4py dependency. Use logging module instead - "maxretry" and "bantime" can be overridden in each section - Fixed bug #1246278 (excessive memory usage) - Fixed crash on wrong option value in configuration file - Changed custom chains to lowercase ver. 0.5.1 (2005/07/23) - beta ---------- - Fixed bugs #1241756, #1239557 - Added log targets in configuration file. Removed -l option - Changed iptables rules in order to create a separated chain for each section - Fixed static banList in firewall.py - Added an initd script for Debian. Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Check for obsolete files after install ver. 0.5.0 (2005/07/12) - beta ---------- - Added support for CIDR mask in ignoreip - Added mail notification support - Fixed bug #1234699 - Added tags replacement in rules definition. Should allow a clean solution for Feature Request #1229479 - Removed "interface" and "firewall" options - Added start and end commands in the configuration file. Thanks to Yaroslav Halchenko - Added firewall rules definition in the configuration file - Cleaned fail2ban.py - Added an initd script for RedHat/Fedora. Thanks to Andrey G. Grozin ver. 0.4.1 (2005/06/30) - stable ---------- - Fixed textToDNS method which generated wrong matches for "rhost=12-xyz...". Thanks to Tom Pike - fail2ban.conf modified for readability. Thanks to Iain Lea - Added an initd script for Gentoo - Changed default PID lock file location from /tmp to /var/run ver. 0.4.0 (2005/04/24) - stable ---------- - Fixed textToDNS which did not recognize strings like "12-345-67-890.abcd.mnopqr.xyz" ver. 0.3.1 (2005/03/31) - beta ---------- - Corrected level of messages - Added DNS lookup support - Improved parsing speed. Only parse the new log messages - Added a second verbose level (-vv) ver. 0.3.0 (2005/02/24) - beta ---------- - Re-writting of parts of the code in order to handle several log files with different rules - Removed sshd.py because it is no more needed - Fixed a bug when exiting with IP in the ban list - Added PID lock file - Improved some parts of the code - Added ipfw-start-rule option (thanks to Robert Edeker) - Added -k option which kills a currently running Fail2Ban ver. 0.1.2 (2004/11/21) - beta ---------- - Add ipfw and ipfwadm support. The rules are taken from BlockIt. Thanks to Robert Edeker - Add -e option which allows to set the interface. Thanks to Robert Edeker who reminded me this - Small code cleaning ver. 0.1.1 (2004/10/23) - beta ---------- - Add SIGTERM handler in order to exit nicely when in daemon mode - Add -r option which allows to set the maximum number of login failures - Remove the Metalog class as the log file are not so syslog daemon specific - Rewrite log reader to be service centered. Sshd support added. Match "Failed password" and "Illegal user" - Add /etc/fail2ban.conf configuration support - Code documentation ver. 0.1.0 (2004/10/12) - alpha ---------- - Initial release