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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for faillog (redhat section 5)

FAILLOG(5)			       File Formats Manual			       FAILLOG(5)

NAME
       faillog - Login failure logging file

DESCRIPTION
       faillog	maintains a count of login failures and the limits for each account.  The file is
       fixed length record, 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 the last login failure occured on; and  the  date	the  last
       login failure occured.

       The structure of the file is

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

FILES
       /var/log/faillog - login failure log

SEE ALSO
       faillog(8)

AUTHOR
       Julianne Frances Haugh (jockgrrl@ix.netcom.com)

										       FAILLOG(5)


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