I'm proud to announce the release of Fail2ban 0.8.0. This is the first
release of the new stable branch. The development of this release has
taken about a year and is almost a complete rewrite from 0.6. A lot of
new features have been added. Here are some of them:
- client/server architecture
- multithreading support
- better configuration
- date format autodetection
- Gamin support
- better documentation and website
- support for more services
Unfortunately, the configuration file of Fail2ban 0.6.x is not
compatible with this release. However, default configuration files
should be sufficient and writing your own filters, actions and jails
should be quite straightforward .
The official website  is now powered by MediaWiki. Please, do not
hesitate to contribute, discuss or edit the articles. A domain name is
now dedicated to the project: fail2ban.org.
If you appreciate this software, you can now donate to the project .
Donations will be used to pay the domain fail2ban.org and to contribute
to the financing of the dedicated server where the website, nightly
builds  and documentation are hosted. Parts of donation will go to
KDE, Gnome and The Python Software Foundation.
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this release. A
(hopefully complete) list is available in README . Special thanks to
Yaroslav Halchenko who does a lot of work for this project.
0.8.0 contains only 2 minor changes since 0.7.9. Have a look at the
CHANGELOG  for more information. You can download the source package
here . I suggest you have a look at the manual  before using this
> I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this release. A
> (hopefully complete) list is available in README . Special thanks
> to Yaroslav Halchenko who does a lot of work for this project.
Thank you Cyril for "thanks" and thank you for all your work on
fail2ban. People seems to like it ;-)
0.8.0 got uploaded to Debian unstable (aka sid), and I will prepare it
for backports.org's etch version as soon as it matures enough to become
a part of testing (aka lenny). Due to the incompatible format of
configuration files between 0.6 and 0.8, backports.org sarge version of
fail2ban will not be upgraded to 0.8. If there is an interest in running
0.8 fail2ban on sarge boxes - let me know I will compile the package for
sarge and provide it from local repository.
I am planning to prepare also security upload for etch fixing few issues
in 0.7.5 which is present in etch, but I would encourage Debian etch
people simply to use backports.org version whenever that one becomes
available. For now, if you etch person and want to give a test to the
latest fail2ban, here is the link to my private repository.
Cheers and congratulations on a stable release ;-) hopefully no 'grave'
bugs spoil it within foreseen future ;-)
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