Is there a way to limit the number of TCP connections from a particular IP at a given time using ipfw? We are running Cyrus IMAP on FreeBSD 6.2, and are sometimes subject to POP3 brute force login attacks. I'm not sure if it's Cyrus or the SASL SQL plugin, but these attacks grind the server to halt (the load level goes up beyond 350!). The database against which authentication takes places is on a separate server, so I know it's not MySQL's fault. I'd like to be able to set a firewall rule to set a reasonable limit per IP for these sorts of connections. I know that pf can do it, and I'm in the process of figuring out how to migrate all of our stuff over to pf, but in the meantime, I'd like to try to do this with ipfw.
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