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Old 5th April 2012, 21:30
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Default Fail2Ban installation issues

when installing fail to ban on page 5 of The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 11.10 [ISPConfig 3],
when i try to restart fail2ban at the end i get this error
Code:
 * Restarting authentication failure monitor fail2ban                                                                                                                             Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/fail2ban-client", line 401, in <module>
    if client.start(sys.argv):
  File "/usr/bin/fail2ban-client", line 370, in start
    return self.__processCommand(args)
  File "/usr/bin/fail2ban-client", line 180, in __processCommand
    ret = self.__readConfig()
  File "/usr/bin/fail2ban-client", line 375, in __readConfig
    ret = self.__configurator.getOptions()
  File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/configurator.py", line 65, in getOptions
    return self.__jails.getOptions(jail)
  File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/jailsreader.py", line 64, in getOptions
    ret = jail.getOptions()
  File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/jailreader.py", line 75, in getOptions
    ret = self.__filter.read()
  File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/filterreader.py", line 53, in read
    return ConfigReader.read(self, "filter.d/" + self.__file)
  File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/configreader.py", line 59, in read
    SafeConfigParserWithIncludes.read(self, [bConf, bLocal])
  File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/configparserinc.py", line 105, in read
    fileNamesFull += SafeConfigParserWithIncludes.getIncludes(filename)
  File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/configparserinc.py", line 76, in getIncludes
    parser.read(resource)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/ConfigParser.py", line 297, in read
    self._read(fp, filename)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/ConfigParser.py", line 504, in _read
    raise MissingSectionHeaderError(fpname, lineno, line)
ConfigParser.MissingSectionHeaderError: File contains no section headers.
file: /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/courierpop3.conf, line: 1
'l2Ban configuration file\n'
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Old 6th April 2012, 12:10
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Please post your /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/courierpop3.conf file.
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Old 14th April 2012, 01:49
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Code:
ln configuration file
#
# $Revision: 100 $
#

[Definition]

# Option:  failregex
# Notes.:  regex to match the password failures messages in the logfile. The
#          host must be matched by a group named "host". The tag "<HOST>" can
#          be used for standard IP/hostname matching and is only an alias for
#          (?:::f{4,6}:)?(?P<host>\S+)
# Values:  TEXT
#
failregex = pop3d: LOGIN FAILED.*ip=\[.*:<HOST>\]

# Option:  ignoreregex
# Notes.:  regex to ignore. If this regex matches, the line is ignored.
# Values:  TEXT
#
ignoreregex =
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Old 14th April 2012, 06:32
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fixed it

figured out it erased '# Fai" from 3 of the configs when i pasted them
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