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Fail2ban is one of the most popular open-source tools for the banning of unwanted logins on a Linux system. In this TechRepublic tutorial, Jack Wallen demonstrates how to install and configure fail2ban on the latest release of Fedora Linux.

 

Since IBM/Red Hat has decided to ring the death knell for the CentOS we know and love, many of you might be considering making the switch to Fedora or Fedora Server. Because of that, you might want to know how to get a crucial system like fail2ban installed and running.

For those that might not know, fail2ban is one of the most popular open source tools for the banning of unwanted logins on a Linux system. Fail2ban monitors specific log files for failed login attempts and, when an attempt to compromise is detected, it blocks the IP address from further attack or attempted logins.