How to Install Fail2Ban (Ubuntu/CentOS)

This tutorial will show you on how to install Fail2Ban on your Ubuntu or CentOS VPS.

Requirements
A Linux VPS


Fail2Ban is a popular program to protect the SSH protocol. Fail2Ban automatically update the iptables rule if failed login attempt reaches the defined threshold.

To install Fail2Ban in Ubuntu:

apt-get install fail2ban

and to install in CentOS:

yum install epel-release
yum install fail2ban

SSHGuard and Fail2Ban should be sufficient to protect SSH login. However, if you need to explore more then, you may refer the following.

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