cookbook 'fail2ban', '= 1.2.4', :supermarket
Installs and configures fail2ban
cookbook 'fail2ban', '= 1.2.4'
knife supermarket install fail2ban
knife supermarket download fail2ban
Installs and configures
fail2ban, a utility that watches logs for failed login attempts
and blocks repeat offenders with firewall rules. On Redhat systems this cookbook will
enable the EPEL repository in order to retrieve the fail2ban package.
Chef version 0.10.10+ and Ohai 0.6.12+ are required.
- Debian, Ubuntu
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (CentOS/Amazon/Scientific/Oracle)
Installs the fail2ban package, manages 2 templates:
/etc/fail2ban/jail.conf, and manages the fail2ban service.
recipe[fail2ban] in a base role applied to all nodes.
Particular those related to rsyslog
If you are using rsyslog parameter "$RepeatedMsgReduction on" in rsyslog.conf file then you can get "Last message repeated N times" in system log file (for example auth.log). And it will affect the work of fail2ban, so that fail2ban will not work because the internal counter maxretry will not extend their Then you can change parameter "$RepeatedMsgReduction off" in rsyslog.conf file for maximum accuracy of maximum failed login attempts
This rsyslog parameter is default ON for ubuntu 12.04 LTS for example.
License and Author
Author:: Joshua Timberman
Copyright:: 2009-2013, Opscode, Inc
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.
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