Hi, I am setting up a fairly new server and trying to get Fail2Ban to work. It is currently not blocking anyone no matter after how many attempts. After a lot of debugging I think that the cause of the problem is due to the timestamp being wrong for Fail2Ban. I can see this in the logs: Code: 2014-01-26 08:25:58,946 fail2ban.datetemplate: DEBUG Correcting deduced year from 2014 to 2013 since 1390728358.000000 > 1390724758.946038 The code above looks like Fail2Ban automatically deducts the time by a whole year if it is (like above) only an hour ahead. Then the debug goes on to read: Code: 2014-01-26 08:25:58,946 fail2ban.filter : DEBUG Processing line with time:1359192358.0 and ip:123.234.345.456 2014-01-26 08:25:58,946 fail2ban.filter : DEBUG Ignore line since time 1359192358.0 < 1390724758.95 - 10800 So Fail2Ban looks to be ignoring the rule because it has last years date. I have looked and looked and cannot see why Fail2Ban would be using a date that is 1 hour ahead in the first place. Can anyone shed any light on this please.