i think i sorted out the problem
by random telnetting into port 25 i discovered that sendmail was running and postfix was shut.....
i thought i did.
I am using Ubuntu server 9.10... i installed squirrelmail from ubuntu packages...
I cannot find out what am i missing...
i own a VPS where i have installed squirell mail and courier.
I have upgraded the VPS to a new operating system so in the transition...
i am trying to install DenyHosts on my ubuntu server 9.10.
i am folliwng this tutorial...
i am about to upgrade my server to 9.04 (from 7.04, brand new install)
am i assuming that teh DenyHost article you wrote for ubuntu 7...
just to make sure i undestand your question
when you talk about fail2ban conf files, are you referring to all
the logpath i am...
not in mail.log
i have some in auth.log,
it looks like this
(pam_unix) authentication failure; logname=uid=0 euid=0
thanks for replying on a sunday :)
here's what's in proftpd.conf
# Fail2Ban configuration file
# Author: Yaroslav Halchenko
oh, and here's my fail2ban.log
008-03-02 12:22:25,423 fail2ban.server : INFO Exiting Fail2ban
2008-03-02 12:24:33,461 fail2ban.jail : INFO...
i realized maybe if i post more information.... my problem will seem clearer.
here's my jail.local
# Fail2Ban configuration file....
i am installing fail2ban on my VPS running Ubunti Feisty Fawn server
i have followed tutorial here...
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