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Old 2nd April 2008, 19:36
joelee joelee is offline
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Default Fail2ban question

Hi All,

I am following this how-to to install fail2ban on debian ecth.

Installing the way the how-to suggest installs an older version of fail2ban (0.7.1). I want to install the new updated version on the fail2ban site - Which is 0.8.2... I see there's been some bug fixes and new features.

I try to do a apt-get install fail2ban-0.8.2 to see if it would install the new version and that did not work.

Then I try to install from source which installed o.k BUT when I try to start fail2ban I get this error:

host:/etc/init.d# fail2ban-client start
2008-04-02 12:21:27,611 fail2ban.server : INFO   Starting Fail2ban v0.8.2
2008-04-02 12:21:27,612 fail2ban.server : ERROR  Unable to create PID file: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/run/fail2ban/'
Would appreciate any help regarding above.

Also, I have another question:
I am running a OpenVZ environment. I was wondering if I can install Fail2ban on the host node as appose to every single VPS. And, in my fail2ban config if I can specify different paths for each VPS logs path.

For example: (Only using TCPwrapper service below)


enabled     = true
filter      = sshd
action      = hostsdeny
ignoreregex = for myuser from
logpath     = 101/var/log/auth.log     <---VPS
logpath     = 102/var/log/auth.log     <---Another VPS
logpath     = 200/var/log/auth.log     <--- etc....
If I can do the above then I can control the settings and keep all config files from VPS users - Hope that makes sense..

Would appreciate any comments/suggestions to doing the above.

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