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Re: [Dovecot] Lots of pop3-logins
Thu Jun 25 10:01:20 2009
On Jun 25, 2009, at 10:07 AM, Rodman Frowert wrote:
Doing a "ps aux" on my Slackware box, I have approx 100 PID's of
"pop3-login's going on. This is a production mail server, but it
is getting VERY low traffic. In fact, only 3 people can "pop3"
into it. I've check their e-mail clients, and they are not
checking mail any more often than every 5 minutes.
This is a new installation and I've had the server up and running
since Sunday. If it matters, I'm using Postfix for the MTA and
using the Dovecot SASL library to AUTH SMTP.
Is this a cause for concern? Why does Dovecot need this many
Take a look at your log file. Is there a dictionary attack taking
place? I get this all the time. I want to find these little cracker
kiddies and break their fingers.
Port Charlotte, FL