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NAME

       fail2ban-client - configure and control the server

SYNOPSIS

       fail2ban-client [OPTIONS] <COMMAND>

DESCRIPTION

       Fail2Ban  v0.10.2  reads  log  file  that  contains  password  failure report and bans the
       corresponding IP addresses using firewall rules.

OPTIONS

       -c <DIR>
              configuration directory

       -s <FILE>
              socket path

       -p <FILE>
              pidfile path

       --loglevel <LEVEL>
              logging level

       --logtarget <TARGET>
              logging target, use file-name or stdout, stderr, syslog or sysout.

       --syslogsocket auto|<FILE>

       -d     dump configuration. For debugging

       --dp, --dump-pretty
              dump the configuration using more human readable representation

       -t, --test
              test configuration (can be also specified with start parameters)

       -i     interactive mode

       -v     increase verbosity

       -q     decrease verbosity

       -x     force execution of the server (remove socket file)

       -b     start server in background (default)

       -f     start server in foreground

       --async
              start server in async mode (for internal usage only, don't read configuration)

       --timeout
              timeout to wait for the server (for internal usage only, don't read configuration)

       --str2sec <STRING>
              convert time abbreviation format to seconds

       -h, --help
              display this help message

       -V, --version
              print the version

COMMAND

              BASIC

       start  starts the server and the jails

       restart
              restarts the server

       restart [--unban] [--if-exists] <JAIL>
              restarts the jail <JAIL> (alias for 'reload --restart ... <JAIL>')

       reload [--restart] [--unban] [--all]
              reloads the configuration without restarting of the server, the option  '--restart'
              activates  completely  restarting of affected jails, thereby can unban IP addresses
              (if option '--unban' specified)

       reload [--restart] [--unban] [--if-exists] <JAIL>
              reloads the jail <JAIL>, or restarts it (if option '--restart' specified)

       stop   stops all jails and terminate the server

       unban --all
              unbans all IP addresses (in all jails and database)

       unban <IP> ... <IP>
              unbans <IP> (in all jails and database)

       status gets the current status of the server

       ping   tests if the server is alive

       echo   for internal usage, returns back and outputs a given string

       help   return this output

       version
              return the server version

              LOGGING

       set loglevel <LEVEL>
              sets logging level to <LEVEL>.  Levels: CRITICAL,  ERROR,  WARNING,  NOTICE,  INFO,
              DEBUG, TRACEDEBUG, HEAVYDEBUG or corresponding numeric value (50-5)

       get loglevel
              gets the logging level

       set logtarget <TARGET>
              sets logging target to <TARGET>.  Can be STDOUT, STDERR, SYSLOG or a file

       get logtarget
              gets logging target

       set syslogsocket auto|<SOCKET>
              sets the syslog socket path to auto or <SOCKET>. Only used if logtarget is SYSLOG

       get syslogsocket
              gets syslog socket path

       flushlogs
              flushes the logtarget if a file and reopens it. For log rotation.

              DATABASE

       set dbfile <FILE>
              set the location of fail2ban persistent datastore. Set to "None" to disable

       get dbfile
              get the location of fail2ban persistent datastore

       set dbpurgeage <SECONDS>
              sets the max age in <SECONDS> that history of bans will be kept

       get dbpurgeage
              gets the max age in seconds that history of bans will be kept

              JAIL CONTROL

       add <JAIL> <BACKEND>
              creates <JAIL> using <BACKEND>

       start <JAIL>
              starts the jail <JAIL>

       stop <JAIL>
              stops the jail <JAIL>. The jail is removed

       status <JAIL> [FLAVOR]
              gets the current status of <JAIL>, with optional flavor or extended info

              JAIL CONFIGURATION

       set <JAIL> idle on|off
              sets the idle state of <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> ignoreself true|false
              allows the ignoring of own IP addresses

       set <JAIL> addignoreip <IP>
              adds <IP> to the ignore list of <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> delignoreip <IP>
              removes <IP> from the ignore list of <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> addlogpath <FILE> ['tail']
              adds  <FILE> to the monitoring list of <JAIL>, optionally starting at the 'tail' of
              the file (default 'head').

       set <JAIL> dellogpath <FILE>
              removes <FILE> from the monitoring list of <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> logencoding <ENCODING>
              sets the <ENCODING> of the log files for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> addjournalmatch <MATCH>
              adds <MATCH> to the journal filter of <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> deljournalmatch <MATCH>
              removes <MATCH> from the journal filter of <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> addfailregex <REGEX>
              adds the regular expression <REGEX> which must match failures for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> delfailregex <INDEX>
              removes the regular expression at <INDEX> for failregex

       set <JAIL> ignorecommand <VALUE>
              sets ignorecommand of <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> addignoreregex <REGEX>
              adds the regular expression <REGEX> which  should  match  pattern  to  exclude  for
              <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> delignoreregex <INDEX>
              removes the regular expression at <INDEX> for ignoreregex

       set <JAIL> findtime <TIME>
              sets the number of seconds <TIME> for which the filter will look back for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> bantime <TIME>
              sets the number of seconds <TIME> a host will be banned for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> datepattern <PATTERN>
              sets the <PATTERN> used to match date/times for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> usedns <VALUE>
              sets the usedns mode for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> banip <IP>
              manually Ban <IP> for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> unbanip <IP>
              manually Unban <IP> in <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> maxretry <RETRY>
              sets the number of failures <RETRY> before banning the host for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> maxlines <LINES>
              sets the number of <LINES> to buffer for regex search for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> addaction <ACT>[ <PYTHONFILE> <JSONKWARGS>]
              adds  a  new action named <ACT> for <JAIL>. Optionally for a Python based action, a
              <PYTHONFILE> and <JSONKWARGS> can be specified, else will be a Command Action

       set <JAIL> delaction <ACT>
              removes the action <ACT> from <JAIL>

              COMMAND ACTION CONFIGURATION

       set <JAIL> action <ACT> actionstart <CMD>
              sets the start command <CMD> of the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> action <ACT> actionstop <CMD> sets the stop command <CMD> of the
              action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> action <ACT> actioncheck <CMD>
              sets the check command <CMD> of the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> action <ACT> actionban <CMD>
              sets the ban command <CMD> of the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> action <ACT> actionunban <CMD>
              sets the unban command <CMD> of the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> action <ACT> timeout <TIMEOUT>
              sets <TIMEOUT> as the command timeout in seconds for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

              GENERAL ACTION CONFIGURATION

       set <JAIL> action <ACT> <PROPERTY> <VALUE>
              sets the <VALUE> of <PROPERTY> for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       set <JAIL> action <ACT> <METHOD>[ <JSONKWARGS>]
              calls the <METHOD> with <JSONKWARGS> for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

              JAIL INFORMATION

       get <JAIL> logpath
              gets the list of the monitored files for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> logencoding
              gets the encoding of the log files for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> journalmatch
              gets the journal filter match for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> ignoreself
              gets the current value of the ignoring the own IP addresses

       get <JAIL> ignoreip
              gets the list of ignored IP addresses for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> ignorecommand
              gets ignorecommand of <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> failregex
              gets the list of regular expressions which matches the failures for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> ignoreregex
              gets the list of regular expressions which matches patterns to ignore for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> findtime
              gets the time for which the filter will look back for failures for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> bantime
              gets the time a host is banned for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> datepattern
              gets the patern used to match date/times for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> usedns
              gets the usedns setting for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> maxretry
              gets the number of failures allowed for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> maxlines
              gets the number of lines to buffer for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> actions
              gets a list of actions for <JAIL>

              COMMAND ACTION INFORMATION

       get <JAIL> action <ACT> actionstart
              gets the start command for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> action <ACT> actionstop
              gets the stop command for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> action <ACT> actioncheck
              gets the check command for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> action <ACT> actionban
              gets the ban command for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> action <ACT> actionunban
              gets the unban command for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> action <ACT> timeout
              gets the command timeout in seconds for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

              GENERAL ACTION INFORMATION

       get <JAIL> actionproperties <ACT>
              gets a list of properties for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> actionmethods <ACT>
              gets a list of methods for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

       get <JAIL> action <ACT> <PROPERTY>
              gets the value of <PROPERTY> for the action <ACT> for <JAIL>

FILES

       /etc/fail2ban/*

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs via Debian bug tracking system http://www.debian.org/Bugs/ .

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-server(1) jail.conf(5)