[Mailman-Users] Limiting number of failed login attempts

Aditya Jain aj at adityaj.in
Sun Oct 4 08:13:55 CEST 2015


Thanks for pointing me to the manual.

On Sunday 04 October 2015 07:28 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> I'm not sure if you understand fail2ban. See
> <http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page>.
> fail2ban runs on (in this case) the machine on which Mailman's web
> interface runs. It monitors the web server logs and looks for (in this
> case) a minimum number of 401 errors within a given time window from a
> single IP and if found uses iptables or similar to block access from
> that IP for a defined time.
I run multiple websites on the same IP and same port. Therefore I was
looking for something that is inside mailman so that access to other
websites is not blocked in case the attempts were genuine. For now I
think I can manage with long passwords.

Thanks & Regards
Aditya Jain

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