[Dovecot] Restricting Services (POP or IMAP)
odhiambo.raburu at wananchi.com
Fri Aug 25 12:49:18 EEST 2006
* On 24/08/06 22:58 +0200, Christian Schmidt wrote:
| Hello Odhiambo,
| Odhiambo WASHINGTON, 24.08.2006 (d.m.y):
| > As concerns restricting users by IP, I believe that is a bad idea.
| > It's almost a useless idea, imnsho, because they can connect from
| > another IP.
| > It's easy to restrict services by IP using a firewall or by using
| > inetd.
| IMO it would be great if dovecot could use tcpd/libwrap...
I agree, but .....
Isn't that true for any service that is started via inetd? It should
work if you can start dovecot via inetd, but I don't like the idea
either, coz using runit or daemontoools is better.
However, I believe support for tcpd/libwrap can be incorporated into
dovecot if you can convince Timo to do it, or make it worth his time
if you really need it asap ;)
If you know some C++, you can get the code from mysqld, exim, etc,
which have it already, and submit a patch.
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