Hi! I configured my VPS which is running on CentOS 6 x64 with the help of Falco Timme's excellent tutorial. Everything was just fine, except 2 errors those I have mentioned below. 1. When shooting "/etc/init.d/named start" I got the following error. "/etc/sysconfig/named: line 5: --: command not found" But the service was started. My named file seems as follows: (After editing as per Timme's tutorial) # BIND named process options # ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ # Currently, you can use the following options: # ROOTDIR="/var/named/chroot" -- will run named in a chroot environment. # you must set up the chroot environment # (install the bind-chroot package) before # doing this. # NOTE: # Those directories are automatically mounted to chroot if they are # empty in the ROOTDIR directory. It will simplify maintenance of your # chroot environment. # - /var/named # - /etc/pki/dnssec-keys # - /etc/named # - /usr/lib64/bind or /usr/lib/bind (architecture dependent) # # Those files are mounted as well if target file doesn't exist in # chroot. # - /etc/named.conf # - /etc/rndc.conf # - /etc/rndc.key # - /etc/named.rfc1912.zones # - /etc/named.dnssec.keys # - /etc/named.iscdlv.key # # Don't forget to add "$AddUnixListenSocket /var/named/chroot/dev/log" # line to your /etc/rsyslog.conf file. Otherwise your logging becomes # broken when rsyslogd daemon is restarted (due update, for example). # # OPTIONS="whatever" -- These additional options will be passed to named # at startup. Don't add -t here, use ROOTDIR instead. # # KEYTAB_FILE="/dir/file" -- Specify named service keytab file (for GSS-TSIG) # # DISABLE_ZONE_CHECKING -- By default, initscript calls named-checkzone # utility for every zone to ensure all zones are # valid before named starts. If you set this option # to 'yes' then initscript doesn't perform those # checks. 2. When shooting "/etc/init.d/fail2ban start" getting an error as follows : Starting fail2ban: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/fail2ban-client", line 429, in <module> if client.start(sys.argv): File "/usr/bin/fail2ban-client", line 352, in start self.__configurator.readEarly() File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/configurator.py", line 58, in readEarly self.__fail2ban.read() File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/fail2banreader.py", line 39, in read ConfigReader.read(self, "fail2ban") File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/configreader.py", line 73, in read config_files_read = SafeConfigParserWithIncludes.read(self, config_files) 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/lib64/python2.6/ConfigParser.py", line 286, in read self._read(fp, filename) File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/ConfigParser.py", line 510, in _read raise e ConfigParser.ParsingError: File contains parsing errors: /etc/fail2ban/fail2ban. conf [line 34]: 'logtarget - /var/log/fail2ban.log\n' [FAILED] Can someone please help me to fix these issues?