[Dovecot] dnsbl feature for dovecot

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Wed Jul 3 05:11:24 EEST 2013

On 7/2/2013 8:32 PM, Professa Dementia wrote:
> On 7/2/2013 6:21 PM, John Fawcett wrote:
>> dnsbl's are a popular method to prevent listed ips from making
>> connections to mta software.
>> cf. postscreen_dnsbl_sites in postfix
>> Would it be possible to introduce such a feature in dovecot, so that
>> connections can be denied
>> based on a dnsbl lookup (where the precise dnsbls used are configurable)?
>> John
> Let's back up a bit.  This does not seem like a feature that Dovecot needs.
> Rather, what problem are you trying to solve?  Maybe there is an
> existing or better way to accomplish it.

Based on John's recent thread on postfix-users on the same general
subject, I'd guess he's trying to stop rouge/malicious connections.


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