The Perfect Server fail2ban problem

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by arspoetica, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. arspoetica

    arspoetica New Member

    I can't seem to get fail2ban to start up. I don't know if it is a jailkit issue or a fail2ban issue (or me being stupid issue), but this is the only part of the guide I am having trouble with.

    sudo /etc/init.d/fail2ban restart
    Restarting authentication failure monitor: fail2ban failed!

    Here is the fail2ban.log file

    2011-12-18 10:13:57,033 fail2ban.server : INFO Changed logging target to /var/log/fail2ban.log for Fail2ban v0.8.4-SVN
    2011-12-18 10:13:57,034 fail2ban.jail : INFO Creating new jail 'ssh'
    2011-12-18 10:13:57,034 fail2ban.jail : INFO Jail 'ssh' uses poller
    2011-12-18 10:13:57,068 fail2ban.filter : INFO Added logfile = /var/log/auth.log
    2011-12-18 10:13:57,069 fail2ban.filter : INFO Set maxRetry = 6
    2011-12-18 10:13:57,070 fail2ban.filter : INFO Set findtime = 600
    2011-12-18 10:13:57,070 fail2ban.actions: INFO Set banTime = 600
    2011-12-18 10:13:57,128 fail2ban.jail : INFO Jail 'ssh' started
    2011-12-18 19:06:07,371 fail2ban.jail : INFO Jail 'ssh' stopped
    2011-12-18 19:06:07,371 fail2ban.server : INFO Exiting Fail2ban

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Which tutorial (URL) did you use?
     
  3. arspoetica

    arspoetica New Member

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Did you modify any other fail2ban configuration files apart from the ones mentioned in the tutorial?

    What happens when you undo the changes from the tutorial? Does it work then?
     
  5. arspoetica

    arspoetica New Member

    Nope, all the files are configured the same as the file... I will double check over all the files again to make sure nothing is missing and if that doesn't work I will try changing them back, but this is a fresh install all the way around so I don't know how I screwed it up. After having trouble the first time I followed a recommendation on a post and upgraded to jailkit 2.14 though.
     

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