our mailserver is confronted with brute forces attacks. To analyse it, I tried to log the passwords in /var/log/dovecot-info.log file. I edited /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and set
auth_debug = yes auth_verbose = yes auth_debug_passwords = yes auth_verbose_passwords = plain
Then, I reloaded dovecot
service dovecot restart shutdown -r now
I checked/run to read the valid configuration, where all values are set as quoted above:
I also checked if other config files are included in dovecot.conf, but couldn’t find any.
What am I missing?
PS: I did manage to use this setting before, and it took me half a day and I had no clue why it suddenly had worked. After a reboot it didn’t work any more even though the config was still the same. Running Dovecot server version 2.1.7 on Debian Linux 7.11.