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reeseslover531 02-12-2007 06:50 PM

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?


reeseslover531 02-13-2007 06:18 AM

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?

nx5000 02-13-2007 10:35 AM

You have to change the line

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

And restart fail2ban

That works for version 0.7.7

reeseslover531 02-13-2007 10:31 PM

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?

nx5000 02-14-2007 08:10 AM

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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