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FAILLOG

Section: File Formats (5)
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NAME

faillog - Login failure logging file 

DESCRIPTION

faillogmaintains 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 lastsuccessful 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 (jfhAATTtab.com)


 

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