If you're not familiar: What is fail2ban? fail2ban is an awesome linux service/monitor that scans log files (e.g. auth.log for SSH) for potentially malicious behavior. Once fail2ban is tripped it will ban users for a specified duration by adding rules to Iptables. If you're unfamiliar with fail2ban Chris Fidao has a wonderful (& free!) series about security including setting up fail2ban here.
Recently Laravel released a new feature in 5.1 to throttle authentication attempts by simply adding a trait to your authentication controller. The Laravel throttle trait uses the inputted username, and IP address to throttle attempts. I love seeing this added to a framework out of the box, but what about some of our other apps not built on Laravel? Like a WordPress login? Or even an open API etc.? Ultimately,