Fail2ban not using my conf and also not using my rules?
I followed the fail2ban Ubuntu 14 tutorial that started out having me cp jail.conf jail.local but clearly fail2ban is still using jail.conf based on some simple tests. So I have questions:
- Why would I use jail.local instead of jail.conf?
- If I should use the .local then how do I get fail2ban to use it?
- Even when I modify the jail.conf that it is using it still doesn't ban me after invalid SSH logins. I am using a custom SSH port, so do I need to do something special to tell fail2ban what my SSH port is when not using the default port?