[Dovecot] Problem with allow_nets passdb parameter and Postfix

Неворотин Вадим nevorotin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 17:41:06 EET 2010

Well, I've asked this question in Postfix mail list and after discussion as
I understand Postfix 2.7 send all necessary client information to Dovecot
socket. But I haven't try this solution yet.

2010/2/18 Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi>

> On Mon, 2010-02-15 at 14:00 +0300, Неворотин Вадим wrote:
> > allow_nets check failed: Remote IP not known
> > Problem is clear: smtpd don't send client IP to dovecot authentication
> > socket.
> Yep. The only way you can get Postfix to send IP to Dovecot is by
> patching Postfix sources.
> > But I need to limit the ability of connection to users only from
> > specific IP. Both for SMTP and IMAP. How can I do that? I use dovecot
> 1.0.15
> > and Postfix 2.5.5 on Debian Lenny.
> Do you mean all users must connect from only specific IP, or is it a
> per-user configuration? If all users, maybe you can do this on Postfix
> side some other way. Or require clients to use submission port or a
> different IP and use a firewall.

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