How to Remove Banned IP from Fail2ban on CentOS 6 / CentOS 7

Remove Banned IP from Fail2ban

Fail2ban is an intrusion prevention software framework that able to protect your server from brute-force attacks. Fail2ban written in the Python programming language and is widely used by most of the VPS servers. Fail2ban will scan log files and IP blacklists that shows signs of malicious, too many password failures, web server exploitation, WordPress plugin attacks and other vulnerabilities. If you already installed and used fail2ban to protect your web server, you may be wondering how to find the IP banned or blocked by Fail2ban, or you may want to remove banned ip from fail2ban jail on CentOS 6, CentOS 7, RHEL 6, RHEL 7 and Oracle Linux 6/7.

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How to List of Banned IP address

To see all the blocked ip addresses, run the following command :

# iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
f2b-AccessForbidden  tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:http
f2b-WPLogin  tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:http
f2b-ConnLimit  tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:http
f2b-ReqLimit  tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:http
f2b-NoAuthFailures  tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:http
f2b-SSH    tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:ssh
f2b-php-url-open  tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:http
f2b-nginx-http-auth  tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            multiport dports http,https
ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
ACCEPT     icmp --  anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:EtherNet/IP-1
ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpt:http
REJECT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination
REJECT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            reject-with icmp-host-prohibited

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination


Chain f2b-NoAuthFailures (1 references)
target     prot opt source               destination
REJECT     all  --  64.68.50.128         anywhere            reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT     all  --  104.194.26.205       anywhere            reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
RETURN     all  --  anywhere             anywhere

How to Remove Banned IP from Fail2ban jail

# iptables -D f2b-NoAuthFailures -s banned_ip -j REJECT

I hope this article gives you some ideas and quick guide on remove banned IP from Fail2ban jail on on CentOS 6, CentOS 7, RHEL 6, RHEL 7 and Oracle Linux 6/7.

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