I need to skip the meeting this week because I have duties at the Red Hat
Summit virtual conference.
Could someone please chair the meeting? We have enough content so it should
be fine. The Docs have a guide  that walks you through the whole
meeting, including the zodbot commands. :)
Senior Software Engineer
My name is John Paul Wohlscheid and I would like to write articles for
Fedora Magazine. I don't have any topics in mind right now.
I write news articles and reviews for It's Foss. So, I have some experience
writing about Linux.
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My history with linux/Fedora in brief:
I dabbled with RH while in college setting up a beowulf cluster and using
plain rpm was NOT a very good experience. I actually loved BeOS while is
was still being developed but, alas, it wasn't meant to Be. :) After that I
went back to windows for several years until I got tired of fighting
windows related issues and begun to get re-interesting in *nix. Having used
RH in college I decided to give Fedora a try (I can't remember if it was FC
10 or 12?).
It was a few years later I finally decided to join the Packagers group
(~2008?) and am actually one of the few that became a packager on RPM
Fusion first as I was interested in the OpenCOLLADA project and at the time
it wasn't considered fully FOSS. I believe my first package on Fedora was
OpenImageIO. I don't really use it but I thought it would be neat to have
software that's the same as what's used in the industry and it was needed
for the Blender Cycles rendering engine. I later added OpenColorIO as well.
Some time later I became a proven packager and while I'm still not a
programmer (c/c++ or otherwise), I have learned a ton over the years and
can usually at least hack fixes for simple code issues or build systems. I
prefer CMake though over autotools.
I also became an Amateur Radio operator in 2012 and became interested in
digital communications. I now maintain a good bit of the ham radio related
applications for Fedora.
Now on to the article... I've never written one before so any tips are
Implementing fail2ban and Banning Worst Offenders by Country in Firewalld
My basic outline:
- Installing and setting up fail2ban, specifically for sshd
- Methods to monitor the fail2ban log or get the sshd jail status from
- How to block IPs by country of the "worst offenders".
- Will include a script to largely automate the process, systemd service
file and timer as well so updates to network addresses are picked up on a
I referenced this article for the initial idea: