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  Antti Kanes 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: real estate agent [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: 29. marraskuuta 2008 17:39
> To: vchkpw@inter7.com
> Subject: Fw: [vchkpw] Defending against vpopmail grinders?
> 
> I'm still getting copies of your emails.
> 
> Thanks,
> Matthew
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Angus McIntyre" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:29 AM
> Subject: [vchkpw] Defending against vpopmail grinders?
> 
> 
> > Lately, my maillog shows large numbers of attempts to relay mail 
> > through my host. The attempts show up in the logfile as failed 
> > password checks, i.e.
> > 
> > vpopmail[19950]: vchkpw-smtp: vpopmail user not
> > found alex@:114.44.124.32
> > 
> > The attackers are trying a sequence of 93 distinct usernames - 
> > administrator, alice, alex, andy etc. - and a variety of passwords.
> > 
> > The majority of the attacks originate from dynamic IPs on Taiwanese 
> > ISPs hinet.net and tfn.net.tw.
> > 
> > I'm not particularly concerned that they'll break in, but 
> I'd like to 
> > block them anyway, if only to keep my SMTP ports clear for 
> legitimate 
> > traffic.
> > 
> > Is there a vpopmail equivalent of 'denyhosts' - something 
> that allows 
> > a limited number of failed attempts before automatically 
> blocking all 
> > subsequent connections from that IP?
> > 
> > Angus
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 


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