doveadm-penalty - Man Page

Show current penalties


doveadm [-Dv] penalty [-a anvil_socket_path] [ip[/mask]]


The doveadm penalty command can be used to see the current penalties. (Extend me!/explain it)


Global doveadm(1) options:


Enables verbosity and debug messages.

-o setting=value

Overrides the configuration setting from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the userdb with the given value. In order to override multiple settings, the -o option may be specified multiple times.


Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

Command specific options:

-a anvil_socket_path

This option is used to specify an alternative socket. The option's argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX domain socket, or a hostname and port (hostname:port), in order to connect a remote host via a TCP socket.

By default doveadm(1) will use the socket /run/dovecot/anvil. The socket may be located in another directory, when the default base_dir setting was overridden in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf.



To reduce/filter the output supply an IP address or a network range in CIDR notation (ip/mask).


Show current penalties

doveadm penalty
IP               penalty last_penalty        last_update            3 2010-06-15 15:19:27 15:19:27             3 2010-06-15 15:19:34 15:19:34

Reporting Bugs

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2010-07-12 Dovecot v2.3