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Daemon to ban hosts that cause multiple authentication errors
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Fail2Ban (version 0.7.3)                           2006/09/28
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Fail2Ban scans log files like /var/log/pwdfail and bans IP
that makes too many password failures. It updates firewall
rules to reject the IP address. These rules can be defined by
the user. Fail2Ban can read multiple log files such as sshd
or Apache web server ones.

Documentation, FAQ, HOWTOs are available on the project
website: http://fail2ban.sourceforge.net

Installation:
-------------

Required:
   >=python-2.4 (http://www.python.org)

Optional:
   >=gamin-0.0.21 (http://www.gnome.org/~veillard/gamin)

To install, just do:

> tar xvfj fail2ban-0.7.3.tar.bz2
> cd fail2ban-0.7.3
> python setup.py install

This will install Fail2Ban into /usr/lib/fail2ban. The
executable scripts are placed into /usr/bin.

Gentoo: ebuilds are available on the website.
Debian: Fail2Ban is in Debian unstable.
RedHat: packages are available on the website.

Fail2Ban should now be correctly installed. Just type:

> fail2ban-client -h

to see if everything is alright.

Configuration:
--------------

You can configure fail2ban using the files in /etc/fail2ban
or using command line. Here are the available command line
options (not complete yet):

Options:
    -c <DIR>                configuration directory
    -d                      dump configuration. For debugging
    -i                      interactive mode
    -v                      increase verbosity
    -q                      decrease verbosity
    -x                      force execution of the server
    -h, --help              display this help message
    -V, --version           print the version

Command:
    start                   start the server and the jails
    reload                  reload the configuration
    stop                    stop all jails and terminate the
                            server
    status                  get the current status

    set loglevel <LEVEL>    set loglevel to <LEVEL>
    get loglevel            get loglevel
    set logtarget <TARGET>  set log target to <TARGET>
    get logtarget           get log target

    add <JAIL>              create <JAIL>
    set <JAIL> <CMD>        set the <CMD> value for <JAIL>
    get <JAIL> <CMD>        get the <CMD> value for <JAIL>
    start <JAIL>            start <JAIL>
    stop <JAIL>             stop <JAIL>. The jail is removed
    status <JAIL>           get the current status of <JAIL>

Contact:
--------

You need some new features, you found bugs or you just
appreciate this program, you can contact me at :

Website: http://fail2ban.sourceforge.net

Cyril Jaquier: <lostcontrol@users.sourceforge.net>

Thanks:
-------

Kévin Drapel, Marvin Rouge, Sireyessire, Robert Edeker,
Tom Pike, Iain Lea, Andrey G. Grozin, Yaroslav Halchenko,
Jonathan Kamens, Stephen Gildea, Markus Hoffmann, Mark
Edgington, Patrick Börjesson, kojiro, zugeschmiert

License:
--------

Fail2Ban is free software; you can redistribute it
and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
version.

Fail2Ban is distributed in the hope that it will be
useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied
warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more
details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
License along with Fail2Ban; if not, write to the Free
Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330,
Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA
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