maxlogins

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Sat Apr 29 22:20:40 UTC 2006


On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 22:36:20 +0100
Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at zmsl.com> wrote:

> Darryl Clarke wrote:
> > It's a limit on the number of concurrent logins a user can have.
> > 
> > Typically these resource limitations are used on server environments.
> 
> Ok, thank you. I was hoping it'd limit subsequent failed logins... :(
> (limiting subsequent failed logins would be a very effective way to 
> protect a computer from a password-guessing attack).

OK - A google search on "linux limit failed logins " turned up
http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man8/faillog.8.html

Man faillog:

faillog - examine faillog and set login failure limits

Looks like the tool is alredy there :)

Peter



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