On a Plesk for Linux server with AlmaLinux or another RHEL-based operating system, IP Address Banning is shown as disabled on the Home page.
The following error is shown in the Plesk interface:
Could not enable jails: To be able to activate a jail, switch on Fail2Ban first.
The following error is found on checking the status of the Fail2Ban service in the server's console:
# service fail2ban status
plesk fail2ban-server: fail2ban : ERROR Failed during configuration: Have not found any log file for ssh jail
plesk fail2ban-server: fail2ban : ERROR Async configuration of server failed
Path to the log file specific for Debian/Ubuntu is specified for the
ssh jail in Tools & Settings > IP Address Banning (Fail2Ban) > Jails > ssh:
Go to Tools & Settings > IP Address Banning (Fail2Ban) > Jails > ssh and click Change Settings.
In the field Log path, replace
/var/log/secureand click OK or Apply to save the changes.
Connect to the server using SSH.
Start the Fail2Ban service:
# service fail2ban start
Note: If the OS is Debian or Ubuntu and path to the log is set as
/var/log/secure, apply changes vice versa - in step 3, replace
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