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Old 29th July 2009, 10:37
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Default Problem solved

Got the problem nailed !

In case anyone else suffers the same problem, here are the details.

In Jail.conf there is a "backend" option, this can be set to "gamin", "polling" or "auto" which chooses whatever method is available.

If I set this to "polling" Fail2Ban started working but "auto" or "gamin"! it didn't.

I could not find why gamin was not working and could find little information on testing/debugging it.

In the end, out of desperation I rebooted the server.

And the problem went away.
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