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Linux 2.6 - man page for faillog (linux section 5)

FAILLOG(5)			   File Formats and Conversions 		       FAILLOG(5)

NAME
       faillog - login failure logging file

DESCRIPTION
       /var/log/faillog maintains a count of login failures and the limits for each account.

       The file contains fixed length records, indexed by numerical UID. Each record contains the
       count of login failures since the last successful login; the maximum number of failures
       before the account is disabled; the line on whiche the last login failure occurred; the
       date of the last login failure; and the duration (in seconds) during which the account
       will be locked after a failure.

       The structure of the file is:

	   struct    faillog {
		short	fail_cnt;
		short	fail_max;
		char	fail_line[12];
		time_t	fail_time;
		long	fail_locktime;
	   };

FILES
       /var/log/faillog
	   Failure logging file.

SEE ALSO
       faillog(8)

File Formats and Conversions		    06/24/2011				       FAILLOG(5)


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