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Fail2ban jail.local configuration, how?

  • Posted August 3, 2017
  • LEMP

Between these 2 tutorials

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-protect-ssh-with-fail2ban-on-ubuntu-14-04 https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-protect-an-apache-server-with-fail2ban-on-ubuntu-14-04

There’s a different on how to copy jail.conf to jail.local. Why on the first tutorial above I need to comment every part of it? This made me confused. That’s causing Fail2ban only works on SSH protection, or am I missing something?

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Ah, I see, so the default setting will be taken from jail.conf, am I right? Still, this will make people confused if they following both tutorials.


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@MrWorldWideWeb Correct, the jail.local overrides settings in jail.conf