Originally Posted by ehansen
I wouldn't think so but I don't know the inner workings of fail2ban. I mean I've had my server restarted after fail2ban put in some IPs and seemed like only the rules themselves were loaded. Someone who is more familiar with how it works wil probably be able to better answer it though.
You are correct, restarting iptables clears out anything added by fail2ban, in fact thats how I used to unban myself