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

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Wed Aug 30 23:00:43 EEST 2006

David Rees wrote:
> Got any suggestions on an IDS which may be suitable? Can't really be
> part of the firewall as the firewall in this case is a separate system
> and doesn't have the capability to detect failed dovecot logins,
> especially if they are using SSL.

I'm still trying to figure that out for myself. ;-)  Not knowing what 
firewall you are using, at least some of them support programmatically 
adding forbidden hosts (I know that Watchguard does).

As far as IDS's, Snort:


is one of the better known ones, and as soon as I can figure out how to 
slow the rotation of the Earth to provide for 50 hour days, I'll have 
some time to check it out... :0


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