[Dovecot] No tcp wrappers, other ideas to help stop brute force attacks?

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Wed Aug 30 22:50:57 EEST 2006

David Rees wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to deny access to dovecot from certain IP
> addresses, basically to help prevent brute force attacks on the
> server.

IMNSHO, this is a funtion of your firewall; it's not really dovecot's 
business.  Look at some of the freeware IDS systems out there, which 
will monitor system logs and adjust firewall rules on the fly...


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