[Dovecot] auth trouble

Glenn English ghe at slsware.com
Tue Jun 5 18:38:49 EEST 2012

On Jun 4, 2012, at 8:45 PM, Joseph Tam wrote:

> If dovecot-auth is getting input from a local socket, then rhost
> information is irrelevant since the host doing the asking is the server
> itself (maybe from another daemon connected to a remote host).

Thanks for the confirmation of my suspicions....

> Maybe someone is brute forcing your server's Postfix authenticated
> SMTP service since Postfix can be configured to use Dovecot's SASL
> authentication framework.

and for the suggestion -- I do have Postfix using Dovecot-Auth checking 
for SASL.

I think I'm going to re-install and run Tripwire...

Glenn English
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