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Bug 780 - pam logs bad usernames
Summary: pam logs bad usernames
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-01-11 18:14 UTC by jvpurcel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-01-12 17:08:35 UTC

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Description jvpurcel 1999-01-11 18:14:40 UTC
How do I shut off the pam feature that records the username
in /var/log/messages ?
Here's a sample:
FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM jupiter FOR user1, User not known to the
underlying authentication module.

It would stink if someone slipped and typed in their

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-01-12 17:08:59 UTC
This is not conidered a bug because you can either disable this type
of logging in /etc/syslog.conf or in any matter, the /var/log/messages
is only readable by root.

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