[users] fail2ban upgrade challenge

Nils Breunese (Lemonbit) nils at lemonbit.nl
Sat Apr 19 17:53:23 CEST 2008


John Thomas wrote:

> John Thomas wrote:
>> I don't know much.  I noticed the fail2ban.conf file has moved  
>> socket= /tmp/fail2ban.sock to /var/run/fail2ban/fail2ban.sock and / 
>> var/run/fail2ban/ does not exist.  I tried creating /var/run/ 
>> fail2ban/, but that did not help.  I am guessing a permission  
>> issue, but don't know where to start.
>
> I did a bit more digging and made some headway, I think the  
> following works.
>
> 1. service fail2ban stop
> 2. yum update
> 3. mkdir /var/run/fail2ban
> 4. service fail2ban start
>
> Also, I think there now an error in:
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/fail2ban
> the line:
> rm -rf /tmp/fail2ban.sock # in case of unclean shutdown
> should be:
> rm -rf /var/run/fail2ban/fail2ban.sock # in case of unclean shutdown

After upgrading to 0.8.2-2 I needed to manually kill the running  
fail2ban daemon (using the old socket in /tmp), because service  
failb2ban stop wouldn't stop it. After killing it I could start and  
stop it normally (using the new socket in /var/run/fail2ban).

Nils Breunese.



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