[Dovecot] Limit login attempts per connection?

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Mar 4 06:01:58 EET 2010

Tony Nelson put forth on 3/3/2010 2:39 PM:
> Dovecot allows a large number of login attempts per connection.  I'd 
> like to reduce that number to, say, 1, and let my firewall keep the 
> ducks at bay, but I can't find anything in /etc/dovecot.conf or by 
> googling.  How do I do it?  Do I need to patch the source?
> dovecot-1.1.10-1.x86_64 on CentOS 5.4

Can you tell us more about these unwanted login attempts?  Are you merely
trying to stop Chinese et al hacker woodpeckering on your IMAP/POP port(s)
or something else?


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