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[[FAQ]] <small>(Frequently Asked Questions)</small><br />
[[FAQ]] <small>(Frequently Asked Questions)</small><br />
[[HOWTOs]] <small>(HOWTOs contributed by users)</small><br />
[[HOWTOs]] <small>(HOWTOs contributed by users)</small><br />
[http://www.fail2ban.org/docs/index.html Reference Manual] <small>(Source code documentation)</small>
[http://www.fail2ban.org/docs/index.html Reference Manual] <small>(Source code documentation)</small><br/>
[[Hostnames or IP Addresses|Proposed documentation for Hostname vs. IP Address Logging]]

Revision as of 11:47, 10 January 2012

Fail2ban scans log files (e.g. /var/log/apache/error_log) and bans IPs that show the malicious signs -- too many password failures, seeking for exploits, etc. Generally Fail2Ban then used to update firewall rules to reject the IP addresses for a specified amount of time, although any arbitrary other action (e.g. sending an email, or ejecting CD-ROM tray) could also be configured. Out of the box Fail2Ban comes with filters for various services (apache, curier, ssh, etc).


ChangeLog (List of changes)
Requirements (Needed requirements for Fail2ban)
Features (List of current and planned features)
Screenshots (Screenshots)
Downloads (Fail2ban for your distribution)
Links (Links related to Fail2ban)
Mailing list (Support and discussions)


README (Official README file)
Manual (Official Fail2ban documentation)
Configuration (Configuration related to external software)
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
HOWTOs (HOWTOs contributed by users)
Reference Manual (Source code documentation)
Proposed documentation for Hostname vs. IP Address Logging


Contributors (persons who contributed to the project)


See GitHub Releases for most up-to-date list. Entries below might be outdated

2015/08/01 0.9.3 is a big bugfix and new functionality release. Release Notes for 0.9.3.

2015/04/29 0.9.2 is a big bugfix and new functionality release. Release Notes for 0.9.2.

2014/10/28 0.9.1 is a big bugfix and new functionality release. Release Notes for 0.9.1.

2014/08/19 0.8.14 is a minor bugfix release primarily to fix Python 2.4 compatibility. Release Notes for 0.8.14.

More News

Latest versions

experimental  : fail2ban-0.10.x
stable  : fail2ban-0.9.4
very-stable  : fail2ban-0.8.14
dont-wanna-be-released-ever-again -- 0.8.x fixes  : GIT 0.8 branch
yet-to-be-released -- 0.9.x fixes  : GIT master branch

To experiment with this wiki try Sandbox. See the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.