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From "Bernd Waibel (JIRA)" <server-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (JAMES-1723) Add protection from password bruteforcing
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2016 06:28:25 GMT

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Bernd Waibel commented on JAMES-1723:
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Using Linux there is a paket "fail2ban" which is worth to look at. It is using iptables.
I am using it, but I do not currently use it for james, that means: I do not have a fail2ban
rule for AUTH logins.
http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
For using fail2ban, you need to have the IP adress in the log file, which is not the case
in James 2.3.2


> Add protection from password bruteforcing
> -----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: JAMES-1723
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-1723
>             Project: James Server
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: Trunk, 3.0-beta4, 3.0.0-beta5
>            Reporter: Alexei Osipov
>
> Right now James has no mechanisms of protection against password forcing.
> For example, it's possible to connect to James via SMTP and execute AUTH command as many
times as needed to guess user's password.
> Common practices that may be used by James:
> 1) Force disconnect after few unsuccessful AUTH requests.
> 2) Count failed AUTH requests by IP address and reject connections from that IP if number
of failures reached some threshold.



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