World’s fastest break-in attempt

Actually, I’m pretty sure it isn’t, but still…

From spinning up a new EC2 instance today to getting the first e-mail from fail2ban took a little under 6 hours.

I don’t know if this makes me happy or sad. Happy because I have a Puppet-based bootstrap system which can bring a freshly minted box up to code in around 5 minutes (including iptables, fail2ban and a locked down SSH configuration), or sad because… well… have people really got nothing better to do?

In related news, when will fail2ban support IPv6? There seem to be lots of threads in lots of different issue tracking systems (most lately Github), many of which include patches, but no actual IPv6 action. Now that makes me sad. 🙁

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