Limit login attempts (how do I do it)
micheal at tsgincorporated.com
Thu Sep 25 07:12:21 PDT 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Collins" <freebsd at anything-inc.com>
To: "FreeBSD" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 4:11 PM
Subject: Limit login attempts (how do I do it)
> A NB question here.
> I am trying to limit the number of allowed login attempts against my
> FreeBSD box. I cannot find anything for a limit to this other than;
> login-retries=x in the /etc/login.conf. This does not seem to work with
> Release, which is what I am running.
> A nudge to the FM or Man Pages would be helpful.
To anyone else looking for this, here's how to change these settings.
They're defined in login.c:
#define TTYGRPNAME "tty" /* name of group to own ttys */
#define DEFAULT_BACKOFF 3
#define DEFAULT_RETRIES 10
#define DEFAULT_PROMPT "login: "
#define DEFAULT_PASSWD_PROMPT "Password:"
Unless there's another way to do this, change those variables as desired and
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