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Old 11-03-2009, 04:07 AM   #1
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I use Redhat linux , can advise if I want to control the password policy , if user input 3 times wrong password , then the system will automatically lock the a/c to wait administrator to release , what can i do ? thx
 
Old 11-03-2009, 04:18 AM   #2
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I know a lot about linux, but I'm not sure if there is a program to do what you want. I don't think there is one. If an admin tried to use such a program, he would have no end of problems, because many times more than 3 attempts are needed to enter a password. But if more than three attempts were required, there should be a syslog entry to that effect.

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Old 11-03-2009, 04:58 AM   #3
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I found How to: Configure Linux to track and log failed login attempt recoreds
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Under Linux you can use faillog command to display faillog records or to .set login failure limits. faillog formats the contents of the failure log from /var/log/faillog database / log file. It also can be used for maintains failure counters and limits. Run faillog without arguments display only list of user faillog records who have ever had a login failure.
 
  


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