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Old 05-20-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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unlocking an account after too many failed attempts

How does one unlock an account when it is locked by too many failed attempts for login?

Old 05-20-2010, 12:39 AM   #2
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Perhaps you seek something like:
faillog -u corrado -r depends on your setup and what kind of login you're referring to.

BTW, I've moved your post to its own thread, as you've noticed (please don't resurrect dead threads).


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