Fail2Ban Setup on CentOS 6.6

Because fail2ban is not available from CentOS, we should start by downloading the EPEL repository: rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm Follow up by installing fail2ban: yum install fail2ban The default fail2ban configuration file is location at /etc/fail2ban/jail.conf. The configuration work should not be done in that file, however, and we should instead make a local copy of…