[TriLUG] How do I change the allowed number of login attempts
from 3 to 1
blach013 at blach.dnsalias.org
Tue Mar 9 14:51:03 EST 2004
I tried this and did not work. ssh still trys three times before fails.
I know this should be setable.
Jon Carnes wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 09:18, Ralph Blach wrote:
>>I am running Redhat 9.0 on am amd x86. Its a pretty basic system
>>As the main login shell I run sshd, with ftp and telnet disabled.
>>I know this is basic, but I looked for an hour on this and could not find it
>>How do I change the number of login tries from 3 before a time out to 1.
>>It would also be nice to change the time between tries to so.
> password required /lib/security/$ISA/pam_cracklib.so retry=3
> Reading the PAM documents will take a good chunk of your time, but it is
> worth the chunk if such things interest you... :-)
> I also suggest you look at /etc/security for some really nifty controls
> on login times etc...
> HtH - Jon Carnes
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