Block a user account some time
I have Centos 5.4
The idea is lock the user account for 3 minutes after he has entered his password incorrectly 3 times.
I've modified /etc/pam.d/system-auth
Set lock out at 3 failed login attempts:
faillog -m 3
Exclude root from this lockout mechanism:
faillog -u root -m 0
as you see I have not defined the lock_time=180 yet since no matter where I put it up there it won't work
where should it be? in order that after 3 or more failed attempts and after wait 3 minutes user can log to the system since for instance he now remember his correct password
Now I can unblock his account manually by faillog -r -u username but I want to avoid that admin task
thanks a lot
I can recommend a read of the relevant man-pages, since they're
commonly up to date, while the howtos have a limited shelf-life.
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