Having had a minor disaster with our ISP, we I had to rebuild my server
from scratch. I'm a Centos user, and using Yum I've been stuck behind the
officil Fail2ban releases because there are no up-to-date Yum packages.
But yesterday I took advantage of the chance to simply install 0.8.8
properly, following the instructions. I had to use Yum to install several
dependencies (such as a compiler!) but it all seemed to go ok.
However, the thing just won't start. I copied the redhat init into
/etc/init/d/rc.d and set it to run on level 3.
But any attempt to start the service gives me a "failed" response. Nothing
in the log, nothing anywhere - so I don't even know where I should start
Could you guys give me some basic Fail2ban troubleshooting guidance please?
I'm pretty good at going through this stuff logically, but a blanket
"failure" doesn't help at all. For all I know, it might be nothing to do
with Fail2ban and all to do with file permissions somewhere!
I'd appreciate any help you can give.