Saslauthd & reporting connecting IP

Igor Brezac igor at
Thu Apr 17 10:08:41 EDT 2003

On Thu, 17 Apr 2003, John Straiton wrote:

> Greets!
> 	I have what seems like a simple problem I'm just not seeing the
> answer to. I use cyrus w/ saslauthd & pam. I get a lot of syslog
> messages like: (USERNAME used to protect the mostly-innocent)
> Apr 16 17:20:51 mx2 saslauthd[93602]: AUTHFAIL: user=USERNAME
> service=pop realm= [PAM auth error]
> What I'd like to know is where the source of this attempt was from. What
> IP address? It's not been a problem as of yet, but it might take us
> longer than I'd like to determine the nature of a brute force attack (or
> like) with this information not readily accessable. Idealy, I'd like
> that address in this syslog line, but if there's another means to an
> end, that'll work too.

Check the logs for your pop service.


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