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Fail2ban-client is a command-line tool that is used to interact with the Fail2ban service. It assists in managing and controlling various aspects of the Fail2ban system.

One of the primary features of fail2ban-client is its ability to ban and unban IP addresses based on certain criteria. It scans log files for specific patterns of malicious activities and blocks those IP addresses to prevent further threats.

It allows users to monitor and view various information related to the Fail2ban service, including the status of jails, filters, actions, and banned IPs.

Fail2ban-client aids in configuring and modifying the settings of Fail2ban, such as adjusting ban durations, thresholds, and other parameters to customize the behavior of the system.

Through the command-line tool, users can manually ban or unban specific IP addresses, helping to mitigate immediate threats.

Users can also gather statistical data related to the number of bans, active jails, and more using fail2ban-client.

It provides the ability to test and verify specific filters and regex patterns to ensure they are correctly identifying malicious activities.

Logging and debugging options are available in fail2ban-client, allowing users to troubleshoot and identify issues with the Fail2ban service.

The tool enables users to reload or restart the Fail2ban service, ensuring that any configuration changes or updates take effect without the need to restart the entire system.

Fail2ban-client provides a straightforward and efficient way to manage and control the Fail2ban service through command-line interactions, making it a valuable tool for system administrators and security professionals.

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