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FAILLOG

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NAME

faillog - Login failure logging file  

DESCRIPTION

faillog maintains a count of login failures and the limits for each account. The file is fixed length record, indexed by numerical UID. Each record contains the count of login failures since the last successful login; the maximum number of failures before the account is disabled; the line the last login failure occured on; and the date the last login failure occured.

The structure of the file is


        struct  faillog {

                short   fail_cnt;
                short   fail_max;
                char    fail_line[12];
                time_t  fail_time;
        };

 

FILES

/var/log/faillog - login failure log  

SEE ALSO

faillog(8)  

AUTHOR

Julianne Frances Haugh (jockgrrl@ix.netcom.com)


 

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