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Old 10-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Purge and reinstall of Fail2Ban on Ubuntu 10.04 is failing


I've installed fail2ban before, apt-get purged it, and then reinstalled it.

I don't know if it was doing it before the purge but I'm getting an error when I try to enable jails and reload it:

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user@homeserver:~$ su
Password: 
root@homeserver:/home/user# fail2ban-client reload
WARNING 'findtime' not defined in 'apache-noscript'. Using default value
ERROR  Error in action definition action = iptables-allports[name=apache-noscript, port="http,https", protocol="tcp]
ERROR  Errors in jail 'apache-noscript'. Skipping...
root@homeserver:/home/user#
I looked at the action files but I can't find anything obviously wrong right away. Anybody seen this before?
 
Old 10-17-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
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I've installed fail2ban before, apt-get purged it, and then reinstalled it.
I'm not sure why you would want to do that in the first place. That is not the Linux way of fixing things.


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WARNING 'findtime' not defined in 'apache-noscript'. Using default value
If findtime is not defined fail2ban uses its default jail.conf value. That's OK.


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ERROR  Error in action definition action = iptables-allports[name=apache-noscript, port="http,https", protocol="tcp]
Maybe you deleted part of the line? The 'protocol="tcp]' part looks like it's missing a double quote. Double quotes are only necessary when using multiple items like 'protocol="tcp,udp"'.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 09:41 PM   #3
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I'm not sure why you would want to do that in the first place. That is not the Linux way of fixing things.
I did that because I did accidentally change a value and I couldn't remember what it was before so I yanked the install to purge the corrupted value and installed fresh to work with.


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Maybe you deleted part of the line? The 'protocol="tcp]' part looks like it's missing a double quote. Double quotes are only necessary when using multiple items like 'protocol="tcp,udp"'.
Nope, I didn't mess with that part of the file. And it was also replaced with the purge/reinstall.

[EDIT /]
I just did another apt-get purge then reinstall. It's starting working again. Now all I get are the warnings.

Last edited by thinktink; 10-17-2010 at 10:06 PM. Reason: update
 
Old 10-18-2010, 02:18 AM   #4
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I did that because I did accidentally change a value and I couldn't remember what it was before
Making a backup of the file you're about to edit may be quicker, more efficient. Maybe that's something to try next time. Making regular backups is good anyway.
 
  


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