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Old 23rd August 2007, 10:53
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Default Does hosts.deny work against SMTP RCPT brute force attacks


I have had trouble with SSH / FTP hackers trying brute force attacks but that was easily solved with Denyhost.

Now I have a more tricky attack,
A hacker trying every combination of mail adresse on one of the domaine I host.
Each attempt comes from a different server

After a while I noticed the servers are indeed cyclic so there is a finite number of servers to ban from connecting to my SMTP.

Is there an easy way to ban a an URL from connecting to my SMTP ?

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Old 24th August 2007, 22:22
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You can use fail2ban for this ( http://www.howtoforge.com/fail2ban_debian_etch ). It uses iptables rules to block hackers...
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Old 26th August 2007, 18:18
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I'm using Blockhosts. Very easy setup.

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