Provided by: fail2ban_0.8.6-3_all bug

NAME

       fail2ban-server - start the server

SYNOPSIS

       fail2ban-server [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

       Fail2Ban  v0.8.2  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

       -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@fail2ban.org>.  Many contributions by Yaroslav O.
       Halchenko <debian@onerussian.com>.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <cyril.jaquier@fail2ban.org>

COPYRIGHT

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

SEE ALSO

       fail2ban-client(1)