NAME

fail2ban-server - start the server  

SYNOPSIS

fail2ban-server [,OPTIONS/]  

DESCRIPTION

Fail2Ban v0.9.6 reads log file that contains password failure report and bans the corresponding IP addresses using firewall rules.

Only use this command for debugging purpose. Start the server with fail2ban-client instead. The default behaviour is to start the server in background.  

OPTIONS

-b
start in background
-f
start in foreground
-s <FILE>
socket path
-p <FILE>
pidfile path
-x
force execution of the server (remove socket file)
-h, --help
display this help message
-V, --version
print the version
 

AUTHOR

Written by Cyril Jaquier <cyril.jaquier [at] fail2ban.org>. Many contributions by Yaroslav O. Halchenko <debian [at] onerussian.com>.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/issues  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004-2008 Cyril Jaquier, 2008- Fail2Ban Contributors
Copyright of modifications held by their respective authors. Licensed under the GNU General Public License v2 (GPL).  

SEE ALSO


fail2ban-client(1)