Hi I am using the wordpress droplet on ubuntu 20.04.The Wp-fail2ban plugin updated to version 5.0 and I get issues about obsolete filters
wordpress-hard.conf is obsolete (version 184.108.40.206).
wordpress-soft.conf is obsolete (version 220.127.116.11).
wordpress-extra.conf is obsolete (version 18.104.22.168).
You should update your
fail2ban filters as soon as possible.
How can I update?
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I found the answer: To update the filters you have to download them from the plugins.svn.wordpress.org directory and move them to the filter directory of fail2ban.
I found this solution in this german blog post www.my-it-brain.de/wordpress/wordpress-mit-fail2ban-vor-brute-force-angriffen-schuetzen/
I’m having the same problem using the one-click WordPress installer and even after updating the three conf files to the current 2023 versions from SVN, it’s still saying that the filters are outdated.
I also noticed that when I SSH in using the web console, there is a readme that says fail2ban is installed in mu-plugins, but it’s not installed there. It’s in the regular plugins directory.
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I’ll recommend to check the Docs page of the fail2ban WordPress plugin here:
As for the filters you have mentioned, you can replace/update them with the filters that can be found on this page here: