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Old 26th October 2010, 17:58
ivomendonca ivomendonca is offline
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Default Optimize your fail2ban memory use by 90%.

The solution turns out to be a one-liner on Debian Lenny

append the ulimit command to /etc/default/fail2ban file.

Add (to the file) on last line :

"ulimit -s 256"

Using this sets the default stack size for the Python instances running fail2ban to 256 KB and lowers the memory consumption of fail2ban approximately by a factor of 10.

I had 256mb use -> now less than 20.

Last edited by ivomendonca; 9th November 2010 at 20:13.
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