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Old 09-28-2008, 01:56 AM   #1
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Fail2ban and Firestarter

Does anyone know if there are compatibility issues between Firestarter and fail2ban (latest versions)?
Old 09-28-2008, 04:40 AM   #2
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All I found on it was this but the person said it was fixed a few years ago. Just make sure that fail2ban starts after your firewall.
Old 09-29-2008, 05:46 AM   #3
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Ah, at last I can contribute a bit of info.

I did yum install fail2ban and it wanted to install Shorewall as a dependency, which would have trashed Firestarter.

I quite like Firestarter, it's protected this box against some really determined hack attenpts.

Of course we insist on strong passwords, but I have no problems with Firestarter at all. In fact I highly recommend it. We've had up to 5,000 attempts per 24 hours, night after night and Firestarter has coped with all that.

Bottom line, I didn't install fail2ban. I used Denyhosts instead.

I haven't really worried too much about the acne-ridden yobs who have nothing better to do with their lives, but the traffic is getting a bit much.

Hopefully DenyHosts will cut it down considerably


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