Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1275374
fail2ban package from EPEL6 is incompatible with RHEL6 iptables (-w option)
Last modified: 2015-10-26 13:21:01 EDT
Description of problem:
fail2ban package from EPEL6 is incompatible with RHEL6 iptables
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Unmodified fail2ban configuration sets 'lockingopt = -w' in /etc/fail2ban/action.d/iptables-common.conf, but RHEL6 iptables doesn't support -w flag,
so all iptables commands are rejected.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. service fail2ban start
2. iptables -L => no fail2ban chains created
3. errors reporting misuse of '-w' option in iptables command line are sent to syslog.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1272681 ***