Fail2Ban settings

I have an interesting problem which I’m hoping someone else has seen and fixed.
I have FreePBX installed and want to modify the Fail2Ban settings so that the bantime is one year and findtime is one day.

I’ve added to common.conf:

“bantime” is the number of seconds that a host is banned.

#bantime = 600
bantime = 31536000

A host is banned if it has generated “maxretry” during the last “findtime”


#findtime = 600
findtime = 86400

but it doesn’t seem to be overriding the settings in jail.local, which advise against modifying as the file is overwritten by sysadmin

I’m assuming there is a setting in FreePBX that will override that settings in jail.local.

Can somebody point me at this please.

Thanks. I knew it would be there somewhere, just a matter of knowing where to look.
Now that I’ve been able to make that change it’s drastically cut down on the attempts to break in to the system.

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