[HOW TO] Help, I’ve been blocked from my PBX!
Note: This post assumes you’re running FreePBX Distro 13 or higher
If your FreePBX instance has suddenly become unreachable, chances are you’ve been blocked by one of the included network security mechanisms in FreePBX. The good news is that it’s working! The bad news is now you have to somehow work out a way to get yourself unblocked, figure out how you got blocked, and stop it from happening again.
What Blocked Me?
Intrusion Detection (fail2ban)
If you’ve suddenly lost access to the server, this is the most likely culprit. Intrusion Detection scans log files and looks for failed login attempts and other types of unauthorized access, and then temporarily bans the IP of the “attacker”. Continue reading