Got a lot of errors: "findFailure failed to parse timeText: Feb 29 18:03:36" (in fail2ban.log). How to solve?

logline is: 2017-04-06 11:51:45,148 fail2ban.filter [1023]: ERROR findFailure failed to parse timeText: Feb 29 18:03:36 Always for “Feb 29” with different times (00:00 … 23:59) This one is generated a lot of times and repeatedly… in a week time it generates a log of 300GB! Nearly crashes the server… I guess has to do with “Feb 29” and without year I can guess it is an invalid date (now, 2017, is no leap year). Default installation of fail2ban How to solve?!

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Hi @ckn19341

Which version of Ubuntu and which version of fail2ban?

And did you upgrade fail2ban from a previous version?

What service is creating this date?