How to lock an account temporarily for some minutes if password retry failed after 3 times?

From: metfan (
Date: 01/19/04

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 09:28:29 +0800

   If an user tries to login via ssh and failed 3 times in 10 seconds,
   I would like ssh to temporarily stop responsing to the login
   request of this user for 10 minutes, is it configurable? if so,
   how to? thanks.

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