----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Collins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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.
> Thanks
> Bob

There once was a way to do this but damn if I can remember it. You could
change the amount of attempts that could be tried, and instead of a delay
after the max out the attempts,  you could terminate the connection. Anyone
know what I'm referring to?


Micheal Patterson
TSG Network Administration

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