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Bug 79989 - PAM can't count users - off by one in maxlogins
Summary: PAM can't count users - off by one in maxlogins
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pam
Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-18 14:13 UTC by Alan Cox
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:02 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pam-0.77-63
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-10-27 07:10:07 UTC

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Description Alan Cox 2002-12-18 14:13:32 UTC
Description of problem:

PAM limits maxlogins is off by one

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Add pam_limits to login
Add a user limit

@* - maxlogins 2

Everyone can log in 3 times.

Comment 1 Roger Nunn 2003-11-10 12:21:46 UTC
This is also the case with Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3
and Red Hat Linux 9

The testing is the same, the logins were via virtual console.

Comment 4 Doncho Gunchev 2004-05-29 23:01:18 UTC
I had the same problem with Red Hat Linux 8.

Comment 5 Tomas Mraz 2004-09-22 08:58:52 UTC
Actually in the current devel packages it's the other way around. It
allows user to login only maxlogins-1 times.

upstream pam-0.77 fixed it over pam-0.75 but as part of grubb_leak
patch it was 'fixed' once more ;-) FC2 should actually be fine.

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