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Re: pam_tally problems

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, john doe wrote:

> I have installed Redhat Linux 7.3 on a Sony laptop. I want to be able to 
> stop logins after a certain number of failed attempts. I have edited the 
> /etc/pam.d/login file and added an auth and account line for pam_tally.
> auth required /lib/security/pam_tally.so file=/var/log/faillog
> account required /lib/security/pam_tally.so ffile=/var/log/faillog deny=2
> I have also tryed the no_reset, no_lock_time and per_user options for the 
> account entry.
> It works except for the updating of the count in the faillog file. The line 
> and time are modified after each failed login but the count does not change. 
> If I manually chage the count (using pam_tally) to a value above the deny 
> value then the login is denied.

If my memory serves me right it didn't work on RH6.2 when the file was not 
touch /var/log/faillog
chmod 600 /var/log/faillog


> Why is the count in the faillog file not updated after each failed login.
> Thanks
> Bob
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