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Topic: Keep getting a strange SASL PLAIN authentication failed:

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- Linux/BSD distribution name and version: Alma8
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Keep getting a strange SASL connection fail.
warning: f2.back.inback1.com[135.148.47.206]: SASL PLAIN authentication failed:

is it an attack?

Is the postfix-pregreet jail supposed to stop this?

I tried adding to the /etc/fail2ban/jail.local

[sasl]
enabled     = true
maxretry    = 3
action      = iptables-multiport[name=sasl, port="smtp,ssmtp,submission,imap2,imap3,imaps,pop3,pop3s", protocol=tcp]
               sendmail-whois[name=sasl, dest=root, sender=fail2ban@foo.bar]
filter   = postfix-sasl
logpath  = /var/log/mail.warn

but the sasl jail was not created.

Please Help!
Thank you

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Re: Keep getting a strange SASL PLAIN authentication failed:

yaroslavkhmel wrote:

is it an attack?

- It means someone sent incorrect username and / or password for smtp auth.
- Is it an attack? Yes and no. It could be your own end users who entered wrong username / password, or some spammer/attacker is trying to hack the account via smtp service.

yaroslavkhmel wrote:

Is the postfix-pregreet jail supposed to stop this?

Not "postfix-pregreet" jail, but "postfix" jail (/etc/fail2ban/jail.d/postfix.local).