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Old 06-24-2010, 04:39 PM
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Default Pam_Tally2 User Lockouts. (Scott Monroe)

>Message: 1

>Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:52:55 -0400

>From: Scott Monroe <samonroe54@gmail.com>

>To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list <redhat-list@redhat.com>

>Subject: Re: Pam_Tally2 User Lockouts.


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>The command "faillog" is probably the command you want. Check the man


On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Kaydo <kaydo@rice.edu> wrote:

> Hi,




> I've configured user lockouts using the pam_tally2 module but I have a

> question. Is there a command that I can run that will tell me whether

> a user's account is locked out from this module or not? If I run

> passwd -S <user> it doesn't say that the account is locked, I'm

> thinking this only works if the account was locked using usermod -L.

> I know I can use

> pam_tally2 command to see the failed login counts, but it would be

> great if there were a command that would directly tell me if a user

> was locked out due to this module. Anybody know of such a command?




> Thanks guys,

Try the chage command. The syntax would be chage -l userid.

IIRC, for Faillog, you need to do a step or 2 before you can actually
use it, the chage command might save you a few key strokes.

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