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

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Thu Aug 31 02:57:00 EEST 2006

James Turnbull wrote:
> Ken A wrote:
>> http://www.ossec.net/
>> fail2ban looks interesting too, but doesn't appear to allow
>> whitelisting? That could be bad..
>> Ken
>> Pacific.Net
> The next release of BlockSSHd (http://blocksshd.sourceforge.net/) will
> support blocking Dovecot authentication failures using iptables.  I am
> just re-writing the blocking engine at the moment.

Cool!  I need this for ssh dictionary attacks anyways, so I'll test it out now
and the when the Dovecot changes are ready, I'll test it further...


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