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Old 02-03-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy Lock account after successive login attempts

I am trying to harden a couple of machines at work Running Redhat 8 (I know,I know, it HAS to be RH8). I simply want users to be locked out of their accounts after 5 unsuccessful login attempts. I know that in Irix and Solaris I simply edit the /etc/default/passwd file (or some variation), but seem to be having difficulty finding such a file on the RH8 boxes. Anyone know a quick way to do this? Much appreciated!
Old 02-03-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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not tried this, but this looks to be of use:

you'll need the pam_tally module installed, which i believe can be found here:


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