How to install Fail2Ban on Debian or Ubuntu in Vesta Control Panel

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Install Fail2Ban on Debian or Ubuntu in Vesta Control Panel. The installation process for this tool is simple because the Ubuntu packaging team maintains a package in the default repositories.

1. Install fail2ban package

apt-get install fail2ban

2. Download hba configuration

cd /etc
wget -O fail2ban.tar.gz

3. Extract configuration

tar -xzf fail2ban.tar.gz
rm -f fail2ban.tar.gz

4. Register fail2bain in vesta config

sed -i “/FIREWALL_EXTENSION/d” /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf
echo “FIREWALL_EXTENSION=’fail2ban'” >> /usr/local/vesta/conf/vesta.conf

5. Launch fail2ban

update-rc.d fail2ban defaults
service fail2ban start

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