New install Fail2ban questions

Brand new install of performed this morning and I see no errors or warnings. Set up Responsive Firewall and Intrusion detection - looked fine. I then fired up Asterisk command prompt and just watched. It did not take long before I saw lots of registration attacks but Fail2ban did nothing.
Trying to troubleshoot I noticed that the Fail2ban log at /var/log is empty - very strange since in a normal install this should document startup and reading of the jails etc. I even changed loglevel to 4 ( debug) in /etc/fail2ban/fail2ban.local but no change. So how can I tell why fail2ban is not acting on the bad registrations that ARE showing up in /var/log/asterisk/fail2ban ?


I’ve opened an issue for fail2ban:

For some reason on my test systems fail2ban seems to be logging to /var/log/messages instead of /var/log/fail2ban.log despite the config file having the latter as it’s log path. Something strange is going on.