Block ip address for qmail pop3 access

Hi All,

I'm trying to block an ip address from accessing qmail-pop3 access.

Other than using iptables firewall is there some way to do this in qmail or tcpserver.


EQ Admin

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Hi Ross,

Yes, you can block an IP from pop3 access similar to the way you would block it from smtp access.

Use the -x flag with tcpserver and create a rules file.

Here is the line of your pop3 supervise run file to update:

/usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -R -H -c 500 -x /etc/tcprules.d/qmail-pop3d.cdb -l 0 0 110 /var/qmail/bin/qmail-popup \

And then create the rules cdb file /etc/tcprules.d/qmail-pop3d.cdb

If you need more specific directions for either of those steps please let me know.