Fail2ban still adding to log after uninstall

Steve Hamber asked:

I am running a CentOS6 VM and I have been playing with Fail2ban, upon removing the service from my server I can see that it appears to be still posting logs to the /var/log/maillog

Here is a link a log snippet –

It’s dumped out a fair amount since taking this snippet and I am just curious why and where it’s pulling this from. Any advice would be appreciated.


My answer:

Just removing the software doesn’t stop it from running. You need to explicitly stop the service, preferably before uninstalling it.

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