[CentOS] pop3 attack

Mark A. Lewis Mark at siliconjunkie.net
Tue Dec 9 23:28:27 UTC 2008


IPCop won't stop it. It will let you put a firewall rule in to block them, but you can do that with regular iptables.


-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Lanny Marcus
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 6:12 PM
To: CentOS mailing list
Subject: Re: [CentOS] pop3 attack

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 4:26 PM, James Pifer <jep at obrien-pifer.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all. For now I've stopped it using iptables. I tried stopping
> it at my router without success, yet another reason to replace it! I
> will also report it to abuse at covad.net.

Great. Scott can tell you whether or not if you switch to IPCop as
your Firewall/Router, that would stop it. As I recall, IPCop considers
things originating within your LAN OK, and things from outside as
suspicious.
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