The fail2ban intrusion detection capability that comes with the basic SysAdmin module works well.
But I have some IP’s that, despite reporting, continue to pound away. I had found a couple of ways to permanently ban repeat offenders. Here’s one:
When I tried to make the changes to the /etc/fail2bin/jail.local file there's a big warning at the top:
#Configuration automatically generated via the PBXact Utility
#DO NOT HAND MODIFY THIS FILE!
#generated: Sun, 01 Dec 2013 03:11:13 -0700
I looked for a template file that might be modified but did not find one, at least that was readable. Is there a way to customize this feature?
Thank you - Richard
You can not modify that file. Sorry.
Your answer seemed pretty final, but I’ll ask anyway: Does the commercial module allow any customization?
Thanks - Richard
I too have been working on resolving this issue, if you update to a later version of fail2ban, you can have multiple .local files in a jail.d folder, this enables you to continue to use the PBXact module, without breaking it, whilst still defining specific .local files and not editing the jail.conf directly (as i did previously to get around this PBXact issue).