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How to unban an IP address in fail2ban

In fail2ban 0.10.0 and later, to remove an IP address from all fail2ban jails as well as from the fail2ban database:

sudo fail2ban-client unban <IP-ADDRESS>

The old syntax, which required to specify a jail, can still be used to remove an IP from a specific jail:

sudo fail2ban-client set <JAIL-NAME> unbanip <IP-ADDRESS>

To view all active jails:

sudo fail2ban-client status

To view all IPs in a jail (most recent entries are at the end):

sudo fail2ban-client status <JAIL-NAME>

Documentation: manpages.debian.org/unstable/fail2ban/fail2ban-client.1.en