I have installed the plugin on my site and activated it. And now… Well, what next? All the guides I found seem to include Ubuntu or Plesk, and paths that do not exist. Any simple explanation available somewhere?
Welcome @TempUsername - hopefully you’ll have time to come up with a “permanent” username
I’ve always thought of WPf2b as an add-on for people who already have
fail2ban installed and working. I agree that starting the other way around very much is a case of “well, what next?”.
The short answer to your question is: not that I’m aware of.
I’ll take another look.
I stuck up at same place: Cannot find jail.local file in WP directories and there is neither /var/log/auth.log path (yes, that would be something on my Ubuntu)
It also seems if add defining lines in wp-config.php (ie define(‘WP_FAIL2BAN_BLOCK_USER_ENUMERATION’, true); ) that will not appear (read out) in WPFail2ban plugin (might it is not running). I already clean caches, deactivate/activate the plugin without any changes.
Yeah, you should have some extra lines in documentation for idiots like us :))))
I’ve given this some thought over the last few days, and I’ve come up with a few things I’m going to do. However, what I’m not going to do is try to document how to configure
fail2ban on various systems - there are simply too many permutations; unless O’Reilly want to offer me a book deal, it’s too much for me to tackle.
On the positive side:
WPf2bis pre-installed on Digital Ocean’s WordPress droplets; I’ll put some docs together on how to get the most out of that. There’s nothing wrong with the way they’ve configured it, but you can do more.
fail2banconfiguration “Wizard” would be a good fit for the Remote Tools add-on, so I’ll add that.
I’ve not decided on which platform to use yet (suggestions welcome), but I’ll offer a “Configure My Server” service via something like People Per Hour or Fiverr.
Any other ideas and suggestions are welcome!
As I understand it from having read the documentation, there is no ‘one size fits all’ config. All well & good but there really ought to be mention for those of using the plugin with hosting that DOES_NOT include access to root, which would probably resolve a lot of issues on this board. It seems to me that the app ASSumes that 100% of users have root access.
It’s possible the jail.local doesn’t exist because I can’t find it either. Granted, I’m using hosting that DOES_NOT incl. root access but the app doesn’t take that particular aspect into consideration. The documentation assume 100% of users have root access which probably accounts for a large percentage of the issues found on this board.