fail2ban opinions

hello - Diabolico was kind enough to introduce me to fail2ban, and as usual, i had not heard of it. it looks wonderful.

any opinions on fail2ban ?

I use CSF/LFD and love it!!

Doesnt increase penalty for repeat offenders. And I could never get any of the repeat offenders tweaks I found online to work. So I use OSSEC. Little tedious to setup but worth it.

Depends on what you need but OSSEC could be overkill but can come handy with big scale hosting like shared. But i still think for personal or small hosting like few clients on a VPS f2b is great option.