[CentOS] fail2ban and secure permissions

Sun May 8 18:00:18 UTC 2011
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>

David Mehler wrote:
> Hello,
> Has anyone got fail2ban working and blocking ssh spambot atempts? My
> ssh is logging with a facility of authpriv which syslogd sends to
> /var/log/secure. That file has 600 permissions owned and group of
> root. I want to make it where fail2ban can access the needed file, yet
> not make it insecure in the process. I was not wanting to change
> permissions last time I did that on a log file a cron daily report
> kept noting it. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
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If you fail to setup fail2ban, use denyhosts instead. I use it for 3-4