denyhosts won't automatically startup (Fedora 12)

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi all, I have recently installed denyhosts to help guard against bruteforce ssh attacks on my Fedora 12 server from the Fedora repositories. If I manually start denyhosts (as root) using: /usr/sbin/denyhosts.py --daemon it works fine. The denyhosts log file is created and indeed the /etc/hosts.deny file is updated. However if I make attempts to start denyhosts automatically upon the server restart denyhost fails with a permission denied error for /etc/hosts.deny (error 13) I have tried using chkconfig to enable /etc/init.d/denyhosts on run l (HowTos)