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What is controlling my number SSH failed login attempts ? I've configured /etc/pam.d/system-auth to deny on 5 failed logins, but when I test with ssh ( my only enabled comm ) - I get chopped after the fourth failed attempt. If I lower the deny to 3 - I still get four tries before the comm is chopped. Like something is controlling this at a higher comm level than PAM. Any ideas ? -John...

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    Default What is controlling my number SSH failed login attempts ?

    What is controlling my number SSH failed login attempts ?

    I've configured /etc/pam.d/system-auth to deny on 5 failed logins, but when
    I test with ssh ( my only enabled comm ) - I get chopped after the fourth
    failed attempt. If I lower the deny to 3 - I still get four tries before the
    comm is chopped.

    Like something is controlling this at a higher comm level than PAM.

    Any ideas ?

    -John


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    Default Re: What is controlling my number SSH failed login attempts ?

    On 2006-03-02, Braincramp <com> wrote: 

    Try setting "NumberOfPasswordPrompts" in ssh_config(5) and restart sshd.

    jakob
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    Default Re: What is controlling my number SSH failed login attempts ?

    "Braincramp" <com> writes:
     

    man sshd_config
    /MaxAuthTries
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