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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by andR00, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. andR00

    andR00 Registered

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    I have recently started to get a lot of email warnings coming from my server. Obviously these are hacking attempts, but as a newbie, how should I treat this warning, please?

    Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

     
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    haze Well-Known Member

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    They aren't hacking attempts, they look more like dictionary mail attacks. I wouldn't worry to much about it, just let BFD do it's thing.

    FYI, BFD is not cPanel software, it's actually developed by Ryan over at rfxnetworks.com. You may find better results posting to the forums if you have troubles with understanding the workings of his software.
     
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    I would also advise against allowing BFD to block dictionary attacks as it can very quickly render your server unresponsive and unbootable. Much better to use an exim ACL to drop such connections.
     
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