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Old 06-07-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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Fail2ban Generating spam message

Hi all
i had installed iredmail mail server in ubuntu 10.04 lucid server .But yesterday my ipaddress was blocked by internet service provider regarding sending out spammessage to outside world.Fail2ban is the package comes out with default installation of iredmail server

Category: info
Report-Type: info
Service: badbot
Version: 0.1
User-Agent: Fail2BanFeedBackScript V0.1
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:34:46 +0200
Source-Type: ip-address
Source: ip-address
Port: 80
Attachment: text/plain

My ipaddress was blocked due to my system was generating the below spam message

I Had removed fail2ban package from my server .Can anyone advise me how can proceed furthur to block such spam message generating without my knowledge.How can fail2ban generate such spam message

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Last edited by sanjay87; 06-07-2012 at 01:13 AM.
Old 06-07-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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I really don't think it is your fail2ban that is the problem, it only sends reports of bans to the address you have configured in the config.

More likely is that THEY are using fail2ban with some custom scripting to ID spam arriving in their honeypot addresses and to notify the admin of the bad servers (you).

You need to check your mail server logs and see what is going on.


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