fail2ban - ban hosts that cause multiple authentication errors

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository NeuroDebian Main amd64
Package filename fail2ban_0.9.7-1~nd70+1_all.deb
Package name fail2ban
Package version 0.9.7
Package release 1~nd70+1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category net
License -
Maintainer NeuroDebian Maintainers <>
Download size 350.67 KB
Installed size 1.47 MB
Fail2ban monitors log files (e.g. /var/log/auth.log,
/var/log/apache/access.log) and temporarily or persistently bans
failure-prone addresses by updating existing firewall rules.  Fail2ban
allows easy specification of different actions to be taken such as to ban
an IP using iptables or hostsdeny rules, or simply to send a notification
By default, it comes with filter expressions for various services
(sshd, apache, qmail, proftpd, sasl etc.) but configuration can be
easily extended for monitoring any other text file.  All filters and
actions are given in the config files, thus fail2ban can be adopted
to be used with a variety of files and firewalls.  Following recommends
are listed:
- iptables -- default installation uses iptables for banning. You most
probably need it
- whois -- used by a number of *mail-whois* actions to send notification
emails with whois information about attacker hosts. Unless you will use
those you don't need whois
- python3-pyinotify -- unless you monitor services logs via systemd, you
need pyinotify for efficient monitoring for log files changes


Package Version Architecture Repository
fail2ban_0.9.7-1~nd70+1_all.deb 0.9.7 all NeuroDebian Main
fail2ban_0.8.6-3wheezy3_all.deb 0.8.6 all Debian Security Updates Main
fail2ban_0.8.6-3wheezy3_all.deb 0.8.6 all Debian Security Updates Main
fail2ban_0.8.6-3wheezy3_all.deb 0.8.6 all Debian Main
fail2ban_0.8.6-3wheezy3_all.deb 0.8.6 all Debian Main
fail2ban - - -


Name Value
lsb-base >= 2.0-7
neurodebian-popularity-contest -
python >= 2.6.6-3
python << 2.8


Type URL
Binary Package fail2ban_0.9.7-1~nd70+1_all.deb
Source Package fail2ban

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb wheezy main contrib non-free
  2. Install GPG key of the repository:
    # sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver hkp:// 0xA5D32F012649A5A9
  3. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  4. Install fail2ban deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fail2ban

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