[CentOS] Fail2ban problem

Sun Mar 18 13:12:17 UTC 2012
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Thomas Göttgens wrote:

> fail2ban will go through all defined logfiles during startup. If they
> are large, it will take some time. You may be able to speed that
> process up by installing a file alteration monitor like gamut.
> fail2ban will use it if it finds it.

Thanks very much for your response.
I see the logfile is defined in /etc/fail2ban/fail2ban.conf
This can get very large.
I've changed the fail2ban logfile to /var/log/fail2ban.log
and will see if that makes any difference.

My server is in Italy (where I am at the moment)
and I don't think this is the time for electric storms,
so hopefully the issue won't arise any day soon!

Timothy Murphy  
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