FAILLOG

Section: System Management Commands (8)
Updated: 06/20/2006
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NAME

faillog - display faillog records or set login failure limits  

SYNOPSIS

faillog [options]
 

DESCRIPTION

faillog

formats the contents of the failure log from /var/log/faillog database. It also can be used for maintains failure counters and limits. Run faillog without arguments display only list of user faillog records who have ever had a login failure.  

OPTIONS

The options which apply to the faillog command are:

-a, --all
Display faillog records for all users.
-h, --help
Display help message and exit.
-l, --lock-time SEC
Lock account to SEC seconds after failed login.
-m, --maximum MAX
Set maximum number of login failures after the account is disabled to MAX. Selecting MAX value of 0 has the effect of not placing a limit on the number of failed logins. The maximum failure count should always be 0 for root to prevent a denial of services attack against the system.
-r, --reset
Reset the counters of login failures or one record if used with the -u LOGIN option. Write access to /var/log/faillog is required for this option.
-t, --time DAYS
Display faillog records more recent than DAYS. The -t flag overrides the use of -u.
-u, --user LOGIN
Display faillog record or maintains failure counters and limits (if used with -l, -m or -r options) only for user with LOGIN.
 

CAVEATS

faillog only prints out users with no successful login since the last failure. To print out a user who has had a successful login since their last failure, you must explicitly request the user with the -u flag, or print out all users with the -a flag.  

FILES

/var/log/faillog
Failure logging file.
 

SEE ALSO

login(1), faillog(5).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
CAVEATS
FILES
SEE ALSO

linux.jgfs.net manual pages