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The VPS iptables records limit (numiptent) might affect the work of Plesk's Fail2Ban.

Posted February 28, 2020 392 views
Security

Hi, I had a situation with my previous Plesk install on VPS which could be the result of iptables records limit was exceeded. Can you please advise how can this get resolved to re-enable proper function of my fail2ban firewall?

fail2ban.utils [2399]: ERROR 7efd4c087210 – returned 1
fail2ban.CommandAction [2399]: ERROR Invariant check failed. Trying to restore a sane environment
fail2ban.utils [2399]: Level 39 7efd4c1a95e0 – exec: iptables -w -D INPUT -p tcp -m multiport –dports smtp,smtps,submission -j f2b-plesk-postfix
iptables -w -F f2b-plesk-postfix
iptables -w -X f2b-plesk-postfix
fail2ban.utils [2399]: ERROR 7efd4c1a95e0 – stderr: “iptables v1.6.1: Couldn’t load target f2b-plesk-postfix':No such file or directory"
fail2ban.utils [2399]: ERROR 7efd4c1a95e0 -- stderr: ''
fail2ban.utils [2399]: ERROR 7efd4c1a95e0 -- stderr: "Try
iptables -h’ or ‘iptables –help’ for more information.”
fail2ban.utils [2399]: ERROR 7efd4c1a95e0 – stderr: 'iptables: No chain/target/match by that name.’
fail2ban.utils [2399]: ERROR 7efd4c1a95e0 – stderr: 'iptables: No chain/target/match by that name.’
fail2ban.utils [2399]: ERROR 7efd4c1a95e0 – returned 1
fail2ban.utils [2399]: Level 39 7efd4c087210 – exec: iptables -w -n -L INPUT | grep -q 'f2b-plesk-postfix[ \t]’
915 fail2ban.utils [2399]: ERROR 7efd4c087210 – returned 1
915 fail2ban.CommandAction [2399]: CRITICAL Unable to restore environment
915 fail2ban.actions [2399]: ERROR Failed to execute ban jail 'plesk-postfix’ action 'iptables-multiport’ info

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