RFE: dnsbl-support for dovecot

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Tue Jun 17 17:16:55 UTC 2014

after having my own dnsbl feeded by a honeypot and even
mod_security supports it for webservers i think dovecot
sould support the same to prevent dictionary attacks from
known bad hosts, in our case that blacklist is 100%
trustable and blocks before SMTP-Auth while normal RBL's
are after SASL

i admit that i am not a C/C++-programmer, but i think
doing the DNS request and in case it has a result block
any login attemt should be not too complex

setup a own honeypot and feed rbldnsd with the sources
is quite easy and in case of a own, trustable RBL where
no foreigners report somebody by mistake it's relieable
and scales well over many machines and services as long
services supporting it


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