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=== What is {{Fail2ban}}? ===
 
=== What is {{Fail2ban}}? ===
  
{{Fail2ban}} scans log files like <tt>/var/log/pwdfail</tt> or <tt>/var/log/apache/error_log</tt> and bans IP that makes too many password failures. It updates firewall rules to reject the IP address.These rules can be defined by
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{{Fail2ban}} scans log files like <tt>/var/log/pwdfail</tt> or <tt>/var/log/apache/error_log</tt> and bans IP that makes too many password failures. It updates firewall rules to reject the IP address. These rules can be defined by the user. {{Fail2ban}} can read multiple log files such as sshd or Apache web server ones.
the user.{{Fail2ban}} can read multiple log files such as sshd or Apache web server ones.
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=== Is {{Fail2ban}} free software? ===  
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=== Is {{Fail2ban}} free software? ===
{{Fail2ban} is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public
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License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
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{{Fail2ban}} is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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Revision as of 19:02, 10 May 2006

General

What is Fail2ban?

Fail2ban scans log files like /var/log/pwdfail or /var/log/apache/error_log and bans IP that makes too many password failures. It updates firewall rules to reject the IP address. These rules can be defined by the user. Fail2ban can read multiple log files such as sshd or Apache web server ones.


Is Fail2ban free software?

Fail2ban is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.