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From: Robin Atwood <robin.atwood@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Can't block pop3 attack
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 19:49:51
1 My syslog is showing zillions of messages:
3 Oct 24 02:25:58 opal xinetd[8054]: START: pop-3 pid=16534 from=
4 Oct 24 02:25:59 opal xinetd[16534]: warning: /etc/hosts.allow, line 7: can't
5 verify hostname: gethostbyname(
6 failed
7 Oct 24 02:26:09 opal xinetd[8054]: EXIT: pop-3 status=0 pid=16534
8 duration=11(sec)
10 I run denyhosts but don't trap pop3 messages so I manually added the IP
11 address to /etc/hosts.deny and..., it made absolutely no difference. I run
12 qpopper which is compiled with xinetd support and xinetd uses tcpd, so I
13 assumed the address would be blocked. Apparently not so. Any ideas?
15 TIA
16 -Robin
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19 Robin Atwood.
21 "Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,
22 Where there ain't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise a thirst"
23 from "Mandalay" by Rudyard Kipling
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Can't block pop3 attack Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>