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Old 08-06-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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Question Help Account Lockout Event Recording Red Hat 5

Just when I thought I was recording account lockouts in my RedHat 5 system I find out I am not. The account lockout as designed so the Pam_tally2 module is performing as it should. I just don't see any record or log of the accounts being locked. I'm new to Linux so should I see this account lockout record in the secure or message logs? For RedHat 4 I read that if I go in the syslog.conf and add:

# Log authentication history
auth.* /var/log/authlog
[root]# ps -auxw|grep syslogd
[root]# kill -HUP process-id-of-syslogd
This will record login failures and account lockout in the file /var/log/authlog. Does this work for RHEL 5?
Old 08-07-2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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though maybe you need "authpriv" instead of auth


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