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WP fail2ban

Write all login attempts to syslog for integration with fail2ban.

23 reviews
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4.9 out of 5 stars
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Works out of the box
By , for WP 4.1

Latest wordpress install ( 4.1 ) worked like a charm. Had to make a modification to the WordPress.cnf file since I'm on centos, but that's expected.

Kicks bots and ass.
By , for WP 4.0.1

Little tweaking on the Debian side (not the plugin's fault) and works perfectly. Your mileage may vary due to server configuration but the plugin definitely does what it says. No naging, no "pro-version", no BS.
Thanks for the good work!

Essential on a VPS
By , for WP 4.0.1

I would need a much more expensive VPS without this tool.
It lowers load on server.
A few days ago I disabled the plugin by mistake and the server load increased to 2 within some days.
Reenabling the plugin reduced it down to usual 0,25 within minutes.

Excellent plugin!
By , for WP 4.0

Thanks for your work on this plugin, much appreciated! It works flawlessly. :)

By , for WP 4.0

Does exactly what is featured on the box. Installation a breeze. Well done.

Probably not required in a shared hosting setup.

Great approach for more security
By , for WP 4.0

Definately the right way to go for advanced security solutions for WP. Much better for advanced users to use Fail2Ban solutions instead of fully blown Security Plugins as the OS level is much more performant than any plugin could ever be.

Thanks a lot for the great Job and the usefull "addons" :-)


By ,

only little remark:
in jail.local it should be:

enabled   = true
port      = http,https
filter 	  = wordpress
banaction = iptables-allports
action    = %(action_mwl)s
logpath = /var/log/auth.log
If you run your own server, you need this
By , for WP 4.0

My server was getting many attacks until I installed this plugin.
Using fail2ban is a great way of preventing too much load going to Apache.
Note on Ubuntu 12.04 I had to change something for xmlrpc blocking to work, see details in the support tab.

excelent - just what I needed
By ,

great idea rolling this all up together.


Works great
By , for WP 3.9.1

I had to play with the jail.local config block a bit, but works great after it's setup.

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