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WP fail2ban

Write all login attempts to syslog for integration with fail2ban.

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4 stars
Great, documentation could use improvement
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I spent quite a lot of time troubleshooting the setup. It's not mentioned in the readme but the plugin may need to tweaking depending on your OS. For CentOS 6, I had to change the jail conf to monitor /var/log/messages. I did not have to change any of the plugin PHP code as someone mentioned in the forum (threw me off since I did it).

Also, I never got fail2ban to trigger the ban action even though it was regex matching (apparently a common issue). I ended up going with CSF LFD to ban per http://forum.configserver.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6663#p20069

4 stars
Just what was needed
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As my server already had fail2ban, this was just the perfect plugin from brute force attacks!

The configs suggested in the help did not work, so minor tweaking were needed.

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