Fail2ban Config Questions

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by batescr, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. batescr

    batescr New Member

    I am following this how-to to install fail2ban on debian ecth. but modified it to work on CentOS.

    It is working:

    [root@webserver action.d]# fail2ban-client status ssh
    Status for the jail: ssh
    |- filter
    | |- Currently failed: 0
    | `- Total failed: 11
    `- action
    |- Currently banned: 0
    | `- IP list:
    `- Total banned: 3

    My question is that there appears to be some type of email configuration that if a user gets banned it sends an email to the attacker. I don't know if i have that working or how that is configured.

    the file /etc/fail2ban/action.d/mail.conf

    Attached Files:

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Looks ok, but you have actionstart and actionend twice in that file. Comment out one actionstart and one actionend directive.
  3. batescr

    batescr New Member

    The two actionstart and actionend was due to me cutting and pasting. I only have one of each. How can i test that the emails are getting sent?
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You could try to break in to your server (but please use a dynamic IP address for this...).

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