xmlrpc fail2ban block

First, I needed to create a filter, telling fail2ban what kinds of requests I wanted to block. On my system I created a file at /etc/fail2ban/filter.d/apache-xmlrpc.conf. The file is fairly simple:  [Definition]failregex = ^<HOST> .*POST .*xmlrpc.php.*ignoreregex = This tells fail2ban how to parse the log files to find requests for xmlrpc.php, and where to find the IP address. You might…