How will you implement account lockout policy in linux?
What are the commands or directory were I could set the number of Bad logon attemps and so forth in ubuntu linux (10.04) ?
account lockout after failed log in...
There is no feature in the gui to setup this action. So in short, I could find no directory in that regard.
However there is a command I found. Faillog. It's path should be (if it is installed) /var/log/faillog.
Here are some links to read that will teach you how to use the command:
That should do it. Have fun.
I found the information above through google, searching the following query's:
"failed login lockout policy linux ubuntu 10.04"
This did not print any links that fit. But there were some keywords I picked up.
So refining the search a little got the answer:
"lockout failed login attempts ubuntu 10.04"
In this search, there was even a link to LQ where there was a similar discussion but pam_tally was used for this same task.
Finally I searched "faillog"
I was going through this page http://blog.bodhizazen.net/linux/ubuntu-how-to-faillog/
can any one explain what does the following line mean ?
auth required pam_tally.so per_user onerr=fail
especially per_user onerr=fail means ?
I think referring to the manuals will always prove most helpful.
So if there is a command or a software or anything like that. I will simply go to google and type in:
There are many manuals that can be read in terminal as well.
You may try $ pam_tally -h in a terminal. See if there is a "man" (manual).
Also read this forum thread:
I hope this helps.
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