[Dovecot] Wrong remote IP (rip) in mail.log using IMAP login

Johan Hendriks joh.hendriks at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 12:29:30 EEST 2011

tyli schreef:
> Dear list users
> While trying to secure our dovecot server with fail2ban I came across
> the following problem:
> We use dovecot (1.2.9, ubuntu package) behind a NAT, and failed login
> attempts are logged with our firewall as the remote ip.
> Example:
> Apr 15 08:36:26 mail dovecot: imap-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 6
> attempts): user=<xy>, method=PLAIN, rip=, lip=
> Therefore I would ban which means that I ban EVERY user.
> Funny thing is that POP3 login attempts are logged correctly:
> Apr 13 11:05:50 mail dovecot: pop3-login: Disconnected (auth failed, 1
> attempts): user=<sgvyniwx>, method=PLAIN, rip=, lip=
> Any ideas how to change this?
> Thanks in advance
> tyli
Could it be that imap is through webmail?


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