yes, that is what came packaged.  The package comes from the fedora project EPEL repository ( which is for Redhat and Redhat derived Enterprise linux's (like Oracle Enterprise Linux, CentOS, WhiteBox, Scientific Linux, etc.).

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 10:44 AM, Yaroslav Halchenko <> wrote:
   Thanks for the information. �I think I found my problem. �It was actually
   related to logrotate.
   Log rotate had the following in it:
   /var/log/fail2ban.log {
   � � missingok
   � � notifempty
   � � size 30k
   � � create 0600 root root
   � � postrotate
   � � � � /usr/bin/fail2ban-client set logtarget SYSLOG 2> /dev/null || true
   � � endscript
   So even though I had logtarget /var/log/fail2ban and loglevel 3 set in
   /etc/fail2ban/fail2ban.conf when the log was rotated the postrotate set it
   back to SYSLOG. �I changed the post rotate to�/usr/bin/fail2ban-client set
   logtarget�/var/log/fail2ban.log 3�> /dev/null || true. �That seems to have
   worked for suppressing the messages to the console.
   thanks for all the help.

oh -- thanks for sharing... ;)  so is that the logrotate shipped with the
fail2ban 0.8.4 package on RHEL-derived systems?

On Wed, 03 Oct 2012, Tomas Hajek wrote:

>      as I said it was just based on my memory and concrete answer is now
>      buried in time BUT there was

>      [3]
>      pointing to
>      [4]
>      which as I said was related to the issue 32 ;)

>      someone just needs to pester someone in the world of RHEL to provide
>      updated
>      packaging for fail2ban or you would need to either install new version
>      manually
>      or try to patch code distributed in the package... unfortunately I have
>      little to no clue in .rpm packaging
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