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Old 16th July 2009, 20:28
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How about that fail2ban problem? My server also reports it as not installed, although I have installed it. CentOS 5.3 here, too.

Later edit: sorry for this post, I found the answer: fail2ban must be configured separately.
I added the following for pure-ftpd and activated also the sshd in jail file

enabled  = true
filter   = pure-ftpd
action   = iptables[name=PureFTP, port=ftp, protocol=tcp]
           sendmail-whois[name=PureFTP, dest=root@mydomain.tld, sender=fail2ban@mydomain.tld]
logpath  = /var/log/pureftpd.log
maxretry = 5
Hope it is correct; I'm waiting to see some results, as there are already some guys trying to connect by ftp

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How do you mean fail2ban must configured seperately? What do i have to configure to make it work with ispconfig? I have centos 5.3 too..
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Old 16th July 2009, 22:45
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Simple: after everything is working, go to /etc/fail2ban

Here, open jail.conf in your favorite editor. Find the entry:


enabled  = false
filter   = sshd
action   = iptables[name=SSH, port=ssh, protocol=tcp]
           sendmail-whois[name=SSH, dest=root@server1.icsys.ro, sender=fail2ban@icsys.ro]
logpath  = /var/log/sshd.log
maxretry = 5
and change enable = false to enable = true for SSH. Do the same for the other services you wish to protect, as well. Also add the entry I posted in the previous message, for pure-ftpd.

After saving the file, give the command service fail2ban restart then check the logs in IPConfig.
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