Re: Account Lockout in Solaris 8
To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Kevin L Prigge
<email@example.com> To: Kenneth L Denski/US/ABAS/PwC@Americas-US
10/14/2003 09:28 cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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