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Old 06-10-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
ssnodgra
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Failed logins are logged to syslog with the login id set to UNKNOWN or UNSET


Failed login attempts are logged to syslog with the user id or login id set to UNKNOWN_USER or UNSET.

Anybody know if this is configurable. I would rather it just pass the actual id that the user used. Doesn't matter if it exist or not, just want to know if someone is guessing at user names and what those user names are.


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Old 06-12-2011, 07:34 AM   #2
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Failed login attempts are logged to syslog with the user id or login id set to UNKNOWN_USER or UNSET.
Are these perchance failed SSH login attempts? It is quite possible that you are seeing script activity and it dropped before identifying with a user name.
 
  


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