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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-lines 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) ==
  
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* Multi-threaded.
 
* Multi-threaded.
 
* Highly configurable.
 
* Highly configurable.
* FAM/Gamin/Pyinotify support.
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* Gamin/Pyinotify support.
 
* Parses log files and looks for given patterns.
 
* Parses log files and looks for given patterns.
 
* Executes commands when a pattern has been detected for the same IP address for more than ''X'' times. ''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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Please browse [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/milestones  Fail2ban milestones] for an up-to-date list of planned releases/features.  
 
Please browse [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/milestones  Fail2ban milestones] for an up-to-date list of planned releases/features.  
 
Below are some items from older roadmap
 
 
=== 0.9.0 ===
 
  
 
* 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]
 
* 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]
* [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/pull/25 Add support for pyinotify] [[Image:okay.gif|done in 0.8.7]]
 
 
* [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/55 Auto-enable feature (activate jail if log file is present)]
 
* [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/55 Auto-enable feature (activate jail if log file is present)]
* Manual control of ban list (ban, unban, reset). [[Image:okay.gif|done]] Partially done [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/53 Issue #53] . You currently have to restart the daemon to unban.
 
** There's [http://blogs.buanzo.com.ar/2009/04/fail2ban-patch-ban-ip-address-manually.html a patch by Buanzo] that adds a 'banip' command to fail2ban-client.
 
  
 
=== Other envisioned changes ===
 
=== Other envisioned changes ===
  
 
* Decrease memory usage
 
* Decrease memory usage
* [https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues/54 Multi-lines parsing]
 
  
  
 
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Revision as of 02:07, 15 March 2014

Current features (0.9.x)

(in addition to 0.8.x features)

  • Python based actions
  • Database support
  • Multi-lines 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.
  • Gamin/Pyinotify support.
  • Parses log files and looks for given patterns.
  • Executes commands when a pattern has been detected for the same IP address for more than X times. X can be changed.
  • After a given amount of time, executes 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 service (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