installation on Debian 8
Step 1: Install
the default install method
First thing to do is find out what version of fail2ban would install using the default install method:
# sudo apt search fail2ban
Full Text Search… Done
fail2ban/stable 0.8.13-1 all
ban hosts that cause multiple authentication errors
The default install method goes like this:
# su # apt-get update # apt-get install fail2ban # cd /etc/fail2ban/ # cp jail.conf jail.local ( as jail.local will overrule jail.conf ) # vi jail.local ( and enable ssh in the section headed [ssh], setting “enabled = true” ) # service fail2ban restart Run “iptables -S” to make sure that Fail2Ban has added itself successfully to the ip rules. That is: for version 0.8.13, there would be an entry in the iptables of “-N fail2ban-ssh” when [ssh] is enabled in the configuration file “/etc/fail2ban/jail.local”.
If you want the multi-line functionality and other stuff from a later version of fail2ban, I suggest method two below ….. in continue reading the rest of the setup link following.
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