I'm (trying to) log into my website/s via ssh. If I make a single (1) error then I am locked out for approx. 30 mins. This makes it very hard to fix/debug. The expected behaviour is to make several errors, typically three (3) but whatever is configured, and then ban the IP for a period of time, typically 30 mins. What makes this more complicated to track down is I'm not sure which tool is placing this ban on my IP. It could be fail2ban. I'm using a vanilla installation and don't see anything in the logs regarding my IP. Or it could be something else, but I see nothing to indicate what is going on under /var/log/* It's very odd. The only message I get at the client end is: Code: ssh: connect to host myhost port 22: Connection timed out If I can manage to get back on again today I'll be digging through the logs some more. In the meantime, I'm very stuck! I know what this is now, see reply below. Leaving it here in case it helps some other poor soul.