hi list !

when reloading fail2ban-client with the following jail i get:

fail2ban.actions.action: ERROR  iptables -N fail2ban-dovecot
iptables -A fail2ban-dovecot -j RETURN
iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport pop3,pop3s,imap,imaps protocol -j fail2ban-dovecot returned 200

fail2ban-regex shows some matches when trying this config

i'm using: Fail2Ban v0.8.7 on Debian 2.6.26-26lenny3

here is the jail config:


enabled = false
filter = dovecot
action   = iptables[name=dovecot, port="pop3,pop3s,imap,imaps" protocol=tcp]
           sendmail-whois[name=dovecot, dest=edv@me.me, sender=admin@me.me]
logpath  = /var/log/mail.log
maxretry = 2
findtime = 4000
bantime = -1

other jails with similar config are working.

i searched the net and tried:

the "timing-patch": fail2ban-client at line 145  ( insert the sleep - even 0.5 does not help)

def __processCmd(self, cmd, showRet = True):
    beautifier = Beautifier()
    for c in cmd:

and the syncronisation / lock thing, modifiying actions  iptables.conf / iptables-multiport.conf
actionstart = flock /var/lock/fail2ban -c "iptables -N fail2ban-<name>"
              flock /var/lock/fail2ban -c "iptables -A fail2ban-<name> -j RETURN"
              flock /var/lock/fail2ban -c "iptables -I INPUT -p <protocol> \
                      -m multiport --dports <port> -j fail2ban-<name>"

but no success so far. am i missing something ?

i saw his post: http://blog.somsip.com/2011/12/fail2ban-error-iptables-returned-200/
but could not manage to get under 30characters - ist that it ?

thank you, chris

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