On Wed, 20 May 2020 at 17:18, <i...@afterbit.com> wrote:
> I have installed Fail2ban on my Debian server which contains some websites.
>
> I have activated the "apache-fakegooglebot" filter ... now in the fail2ban
> logs I see lines like this:
>
> 2020-05-20 17:15:43,161 fail2ban.filter         [1218]: INFO
> [apache-fakegooglebot] Ignore 66.249.79.114 by command
>
> 66.249.79.114 should be Google Bot (?) .. so my question is: does the line
> above tell me that 66.249.79.114 has been banned from my website? I'd like
> to prevent my website from blocking the Google bot.

Yes this confirms that this ip was not banned. The reason is that this
is a genuine googlebot ip, as tested by
/etc/fail2ban/filter.d/ignorecommands/apache-fakegooglebot. If you
don't want to see these INFO messages, set 'loglevel = NOTICE' in
fail2ban.local.


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