Configuring Fail2Ban for ProFTPd

Suppose Fail2Ban is already installed, if not, then see my article – Installing and Configuring Fail2ban.

In Fail2Ban by default, there are already filters for ProFTPd and it knows that the log file is located at /var/log/proftpd/proftpd.log, so it’s enough to create the file:

sudo nano /etc/fail2ban/jail.d/proftpd.local

And enter the data below, thereby activating the check of the log file /var/log/proftpd/proftpd.log:

enabled = true
bantime = 86400

Restart Fail2Ban to apply the changes:

sudo service fail2ban restart

You can check the status:

sudo fail2ban-client status proftpd

Installing Nessus on Linux

Nessus – vulnerability scanner in Linux.

Go to the official website and download Nessus for the operating system that you have installed.

Switch to the root user:

Run the installation of the downloaded file, for example:

dpkg -i Nessus-7.0.2-debian6_amd64.deb

Run Nessus:

/etc/init.d/nessusd start

After that, you can open Nessus in the browser by clicking https://IP:8834/

For further work, you need to register with

How to make a bootable USB flash drive with CAINE

To make a bootable USB flash drive with CAINE, perform several actions:

1) Download the image CAINE from the official site

2) Download Universal USB Installer

3) We connect the USB flash drive to the computer and run the Universal USB Installer. In it, we agree with the license agreement by clicking “I Agree“, in the second window where “Step 1:” choose “CAINE Linux“, where “Step 2” click “Browse” and point to the downloaded image of CAINE (for example, caine9.0.iso). In “Step 3:” select the letter of the flash drive, tick the “Format” (this will re-partition the file system table and erase all the data on the USB flash drive).

4) Click “Create” and wait for the process to complete.