fail2ban ??

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Wed Apr 17 10:35:30 MDT 2013

On 12 Apr 2013, at 00:34, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at> wrote:

> Still working with through issues with a system I'm building and was
> wondering if anyone has had experience with fail2ban.  Specifically I would
> like to rate limit failed SIP login attempts, but not necessarily ban
> them.  It seems like a lot of PBX in a box type solutions use fail2ban,
> with no really clear explanation of how or why it's being used.
> Can anyone elaborate on this and whether or not this tool is the correct
> choice if all I want to do is rate limit failed attempts on SIP?  Also does
> this need iptables to function, or can it work standalone.

On the topic of blocking connections, another similar tool that I have used with success is denyhosts ( ).  I have never used it for SIP connections specifically though.

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