[Dovecot] auth trouble

/dev/rob0 rob0 at gmx.co.uk
Wed Jun 6 00:53:25 EEST 2012

On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 09:38:49AM -0600, Glenn English wrote:
> 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....

What suspicions were confirmed?

> > 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 these brute force attempts would be logged, each one.

> 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...

I think you are overreacting.
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