Article ID: 127695, created on Dec 4, 2015, last review on Dec 4, 2015

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux


fail2ban fails to start with the following error:

ERROR Found no accessible config files for 'action.d/sendmail-whois' under /etc/fail2ban
ERROR Error in action definition sendmail-whois[name=SSH, dest=webmaster@domain.tld,, sendername="Fail2Ban"]
ERROR Errors in jail 'ssh-iptables'. Skipping...


sendmail-whois.conf is missing in /etc/fail2ban/action.d


For rpm based distro:

rpm -ql fail2ban | grep sendmail-whois.conf| xargs -i cp {} /etc/fail2ban/action.d

For deb based distro:

dpkg -L fail2ban| grep sendmail-whois.conf | xargs -i cp {} /etc/fail2ban/action.d

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