# What is fail2ban?
Fail2ban is a program that allows you to block unsolicited traffic from specific IP addresses.
# How does fail2ban work?
Fail2ban analyzes traffic passing through the web server, and when execution of certain conditions is noticed, blocks traffic from the source IP address.
# Commands for managing fail2ban after the Keitaro tracker has been installed.
To enable fail2ban traffic analysis, run the command in the console:
To turn off fail2ban traffic analysis, run the command in the console:
To determine the fail2ban status, run the command in the console:
# Config fail2ban
The config setting-up file is located in
Example of configuration parameters:
maxretry = 3 # Number of found requests to consider the source as the source of unsolicited traffic.
findtime = 60 # The time it takes to search unsolicited traffic, in seconds.
bantime = 600 # The time for which the source of unsolicited traffic is blocked, in seconds.