While WPf2b needs no routine maintenance, from time to time there are changes that will require modifying your configuration.
6.1. Updating Filters¶
fail2ban filters up-to-date is critical for the correct operation of WPf2b.
6.1.1. When to Update¶
Knowing when to update your filters has changed since 4.4.x. The release notes, as always, still say whether updating is necessary, but now that WPf2b strictly follows SemVer it’s trivial to determine when an update is needed. In addition, the WordPress Site Health tool now checks if the filters are up-to-date.
- From v5.0.1 to v5.0.x
- You will never need to update the filters.
- From v5.0.x to v5.1.0
- You may need to update the filters to enable new features; existing configurations will continue to work as before.
- From v5.x.y to v6.0.0
- You may need to update the filters for existing features to work.
6.1.2. How to Update¶
The new filter files can be found in your WordPress install:
The old filter files can be found in the
filter.d directory in your
It’s usually a good idea to take a backup of the old filters.
Then, copy the new filter files to the
filter.d directory, and reload the
# fail2ban-client reload
fail2ban can usually be found in:
but may live somewhere else on your system.
If you’re running Windows and know where
fail2ban usually lives, please submit a PR for this page.