SOLVED fail2ban & pure-ftpd Edit: solved with sudo chmod a+rw /var/run/fail2ban/fail2ban.sock Hello, Fail2ban does not ban authentication failures from pure-ftpd. Anybody can help me? I used this filter : Code: __errmsg = (?:Authentication failed for user|Erreur d'authentification pour l'utilisateur) failregex = pure-ftpd: \(\?@<HOST>\) \[WARNING\] %(__errmsg)s \[.+\]$ ignoreregex = This is in jail.conf: Code: [pure-ftpd] enabled = true port = ftp,ftp-data,ftps,ftps-data filter = pure-ftpd logpath = /var/log/messages maxretry = 6 These are in /var/log/messages: Code: Mar 9 09:33:24 server pure-ftpd: ([email protected] Testing with Code: fail2ban-regex /var/log/messages /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/pure-ftpd.conf yields lots of hits. 'sudo fail2ban-client status' tells me it's running the jail. Still no bans. Thanks for help.