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Old 02-12-2007, 06:50 PM   #1
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fail2ban and proftpd 1.3


So I am running Ubuntu-server with proftpd version 1.3 and fail2ban version .6.1 . I want to use fail2ban to block the brute force attacks on proftpd. I am using the default config, I just updated the config to enable proftpd. My problem is it isn't seeing any of the proftpd failed logins. I incorrectly login 8 times from another computer, but the fail2ban.log doesn't make notice of anything and I am not blocked. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

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Old 02-13-2007, 06:18 AM   #2
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if nobody knows what is going wrong there, is there any other tool that I should know about to block brute force attacks with proftpd?
 
Old 02-13-2007, 10:35 AM   #3
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You have to change the line

enabled= false
into
enabled= true
of section proftpd in file /etc/fail2ban/jail.conf

And restart fail2ban

That works for version 0.7.7

Last edited by nx5000; 02-13-2007 at 10:36 AM.
 
Old 02-13-2007, 10:31 PM   #4
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yes but my problem is the ubuntu-server package is version 0.6.1, is there a .7.7 .deb update package I can get?
 
Old 02-14-2007, 08:10 AM   #5
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It seems like you can't get it because python-central is too old and python-gamin does'nt exist.
So keep your version and try to understand the format of the configuration files at this time (have you checked the file I mentionned?)
It's a badly documented software so that's not easy.
 
  


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