RFE: dnsbl-support for dovecot

Jochen Bern Jochen.Bern at LINworks.de
Tue Jun 17 19:04:26 UTC 2014

On -10.01.-28163 20:59, Reindl Harald wrote:
> 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

Can't say that I actually ever *did* it, but according to the docs, the
following should work:

1. Use http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Authentication/MultipleDatabases to have
login requests go through a
http://wiki2.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/CheckPassword first. Insert %r
into the args to pass the rip to the external executable.

2. Make that executable return failure if there is a matching DNSBL
entry. (Note that in the case of a *dictionary* attack, offenders should
appear in your resolver's local cache shortly, so you can set very low
timeouts.) Configure the database as "result_failure = return-fail"
(according to the docs, that should make dovecot generate a log entry)
and "result_success = continue" (which will pass processing to the
*actual* userdb/passdb).

3. *Now* you can take advantage of having the lookup being done by an
external executable, instead of (hard)code(d) within dovecot: Use the
iptables "recent" module to (temporarily) block packets from SRCs on a
local dynamic blacklist, and let the executable feed any matches it
encounters to that list through the /proc/net interface as well.

>        echo +addr >/proc/net/xt_recent/DEFAULT
>               to add addr to the DEFAULT list

								J. Bern
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