Re: Account Lockout in Solaris 8
Date: 10/16/03

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    Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 17:28:11 -0700

    Thanks to everyone who responded to my question re: Solaris account
    lockout. Lots of great answers, I am going to evaluate all of the
    possibilities and come up with a solution.

    Ken Denski

                          Kevin L Prigge
                          <> To: Kenneth L Denski/US/ABAS/PwC@Americas-US
                          10/14/2003 09:28 cc:
                          AM Subject: Re: Account Lockout in Solaris 8

    On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 04:09:38PM -0000, Kenneth Denski wrote:
    > Does anyone know if it is possible to implement account lockouts in Sun
    Solaris 8? I want to set it so that after 3 bad login attempts, the user is
    locked out and must be reset by the Admin.
    > Is there any way to do this?

    Not with stock Solaris 8, AFAIK. I'm guessing you've been tasked
    with implementing this based on a requirement from your Audit area.

    Make sure they know that there are real DOS possibilities with a
    scheme such as this, and just because this functionality was available
    on IBM mainframes, it doesn't make it a good or useful idea.

    Kevin Prigge, SCNA            #
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