[TriLUG] How do I change the allowed number of login attempts
from 3 to 1
jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Mar 9 15:45:34 EST 2004
This is hard-coded into:
You would have to grab the source from the authconfig srpm and
regenerate the authconfigmodule.so file. It's written there as a simply
string... You might actually just set it using a hex editor (but make a
backup copy of the file first!)
You might need to restart PAM after making a change to the system-auth
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 13:55, Ralph Blach wrote:
> You are absolutely correct, but Redhat does not tell how to code this into there
> /etc/sysconfig/authconfig file. So everytime authconfig is run, the /etc/pam.d/system-auth file
> get overwritten.
> 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.
> > /etc/pam.d/system-auth
> > 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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