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== Current features (0.9.x) ==
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(in addition to 0.8.x features)
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* Python based actions
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* Database support
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* [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/54 Multi-line parsing in filters]
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* Custom date time support for filters
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* Timezone awareness by default
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* Timeout on ban commands
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* Character set awareness in log files
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* Python3+ support
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== Current features (0.8.x) ==
 
== Current features (0.8.x) ==
  
 
Here is a list of the main features available in {{Fail2ban}}.
 
Here is a list of the main features available in {{Fail2ban}}.
 
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* [http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/index.php/FEATURE_Client_Server Client/Server architecture.]
* Client/Server architecture.
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* [http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/index.php/FEATURE_Client_Server Multi-threaded.]
* Multi-threaded.
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* Highly configurable using [http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/index.php/FEATURE_Split_config split configuration files]
* Highly configurable.
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* Gamin/Pyinotify support.
* FAM/Gamin support.
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* Parses log files and look for given patterns.
* Parses log files and looks for given patterns.
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* Executes command(s) when a pattern has been detected for the same IP address for more than ''X'' times to ban that address. ''X'' can be changed.
* Executes commands when a pattern has been detected for the same IP address for more than ''X'' times. ''X'' can be changed.
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* After a given amount of time, execute another command in order to unban the IP address.
* After a given amount of time, executes another command in order to unban the IP address.
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* Uses Netfilter/Iptables by default but can also use TCP Wrapper (<tt>/etc/hosts.deny</tt>) and many other firewalls/actions.
* Uses Netfilter/Iptables by default but can also use TCP Wrapper (<tt>/etc/hosts.deny</tt>) and many other actions.
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* Handles log files rotation.
 
* Handles log files rotation.
* Can handle more than one service (sshd, apache, vsftpd, etc).
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* Can handle multiple services at once (sshd, apache, vsftpd, etc).
* Resolves DNS hostname to IP address.
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* Resolves DNS hostname to IP address (use with caution, disable by usedns = no).
  
 
== Roadmap ==
 
== Roadmap ==
  
Here is the planned roadmap. If you want to contribute or help on one of these features, please contact the [[User:lostcontrol|author]].
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Here is the planned roadmap. If you want to contribute or help on one of these features, please contact the [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/fail2ban-users fail2ban-users mailing list] or browse/comment/report on existing [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/ issues on github].
  
=== 0.9.0 ===
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Please browse [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/milestones  Fail2ban milestones] for an up-to-date list of planned releases/features.
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* Add more tags (<LINE>, <USER>, <PORT>) [[Image:okay.gif|done]] Partially done -- use <MATCHES>. Also see [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/10 Issue #10] and [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/67 Issue #67]
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* [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/55 Auto-enable feature (activate jail if log file is present)]
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=== Other envisioned changes ===
  
* Dependency back to Python 2.3 [[Image:okay.gif|done]]
 
* Rewrite communication
 
* Add more tags (<LINE>, <USER>)
 
* Add support for pyinotify
 
 
* Decrease memory usage
 
* Decrease memory usage
* Multi-lines parsing
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* Manual control of ban list (ban, unban, reset)
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* Auto-enable feature (activate jail if log file is present)
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[[Category:Fail2ban]]
 
[[Category:Fail2ban]]

Latest revision as of 03:12, 10 February 2017

Current features (0.9.x)

(in addition to 0.8.x features)

  • Python based actions
  • Database support
  • Multi-line parsing in filters
  • Custom date time support for filters
  • Timezone awareness by default
  • Timeout on ban commands
  • Character set awareness in log files
  • Python3+ support

Current features (0.8.x)

Here is a list of the main features available in Fail2ban.

  • Client/Server architecture.
  • Multi-threaded.
  • Highly configurable using split configuration files
  • Gamin/Pyinotify support.
  • Parses log files and look for given patterns.
  • Executes command(s) when a pattern has been detected for the same IP address for more than X times to ban that address. X can be changed.
  • After a given amount of time, execute another command in order to unban the IP address.
  • Uses Netfilter/Iptables by default but can also use TCP Wrapper (/etc/hosts.deny) and many other firewalls/actions.
  • Handles log files rotation.
  • Can handle multiple services at once (sshd, apache, vsftpd, etc).
  • Resolves DNS hostname to IP address (use with caution, disable by usedns = no).

Roadmap

Here is the planned roadmap. If you want to contribute or help on one of these features, please contact the fail2ban-users mailing list or browse/comment/report on existing issues on github.

Please browse Fail2ban milestones for an up-to-date list of planned releases/features.

Other envisioned changes

  • Decrease memory usage