RE: pam tally and faillog questions

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Once upon a time, xscreensaver could not write to the faillog for security reasons (a user's xscreensaver is owned by the user). AFAIK, this problem was never resolved. I get around it by copying the /etc/pam.d/system-auth text into the /etc/pam.d/gnome-screensaver (substitute your screensaver module here), but I remove the pam_tally lines. Not as secure as I'd like, but itâs the best I can do.


Bill Tangren

-----Original Message-----
From: pam-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pam-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan White
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 12:28 PM
To: pam-list@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: pam tally and faillog questions


I am still seeing this misbehavior in RHEL 5

I found a Bugzilla reference <>
but could not determine if it had actually been fixed.

Any clues for this clueless one ?

âSometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.â
Bill Waterson (Calvin & Hobbes)

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