[CentOS] Fail2ban problem

Sun Mar 18 13:48:45 UTC 2012
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Patrick Lists wrote:

>>> Just a wild guess but could it be that fail2ban is trying to resolve all
>>> the IP addresses in it's database? Iirc there is a config option called
>>> use_dns. Try setting it to "no" or "warn".
>> Thanks for the suggestion.
>> But I couldn't find any option like that anywhere below /etc/fail2ban
>> in fail2ban-0.8.4-28.el6 .
> More info on the wiki:
> http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/index.php/Hostnames_or_IP_Addresses

Thanks very much.
I'll see if changing the logfile has any effect,
and if it doesn't I'll add "use_dns = no" to the config file.

Timothy Murphy  
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