fail2ban & nginx

AMP Admin admin at
Sun Aug 23 23:18:52 MSD 2009

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nginx at [mailto:owner-nginx at] On Behalf Of Miroslaw Jaworski
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2009 12:41 PM
To: nginx at
Subject: Re: fail2ban & nginx

On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 10:02 -0500, AMP Admin wrote:
> Anyone using fail2ban w/nginx?  What are some good rules to protect against
> attacks?  I'm getting slammed here.

Describe characteristics of these attacks. What hurts you most ( your
bottlenecks )? Giving us your OS might be helpful too.

Miroslaw "Psyborg" Jaworski
GCS/IT d- s+:+ a C++$ UBI++++$ P+++$ L- E--- W++(+++)$ N++ o+ K- w-- O-
M- V- PS+ PE++ Y+ PGP t 5? X+ R++ !tv b++(+++) DI++ D+ G e* h++ r+++ y?

On one box was postfix... I think I got that sorted.

On the nginx box I keep getting people scanning or something making too many requests.  I don't wanna lock out good bots like google so I'm thinking maybe fail2ban would be good for nginx.

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