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Old 06-06-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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I'm having problem setting the maximum logins per user in RH 7.2

I added this to /etc/security/limits.conf

@group - maxlogins 1
(where group is the groupname I wish to limit its members to only one login per user)

users in the group cant still login many times with the same username.

setting the value to 0 prevents the group user from loging in.

I tried using the username instead of the group, same results.

Thanks in advance
Old 06-06-2008, 12:16 PM   #2
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This isn't really going to answer the question, I know... but why are you using Redhat 7.2 in the first place?

That version of Redhat is... umm... seven years old now, and hasn't been updated in five or six years, I think. This means that the OS is insecure and if it is on the internet, it is probably compromised already.

Please update to a more recent version of linux, whether that be CentOS, Ubuntu, or Fedora.
Old 06-17-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
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re: I'm having problem setting the maximum logins per user in RH 7.2

upgrade is not a valid option, I have an application running that does support a newer version of the OS.

This server is not on the internet, security should be fine.


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