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Re: Deterring mail relay attempts

On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 03:58:24PM +0100, Alan Chandler wrote:

> first /etc/fail2ban/jail.local to define the jail for exim (as it is
> not included as standard in the Debian configuration).  This just
> required a few simple lines

> One downside seems to be that it creates lots of exim processes, and
> I am not sure why yet.  It may be open connections with dropping
> data as a result of the recently added iptables rule

Just to be curious, what is the thinking/idea/advantage behind
disallowing connections by firewall rules instead of denying the
relaying or blacklisting the originating IPs through exims

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