Re: pam_tally2 and tallylog

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On Sat, 23 Jan 2016, Phil Beckley wrote:

1. Why is tallylog a binary file? I would love to parse it like a log, but
that seems like a difficult task.

Thorsten has already answered why this is a binary file. It seems that you are trying to come up with a way to log failed login attempts. I have an idea for you that is somewhat unconventional:

Use pam_shield <> and instead of having it create iptables rules, have it echo a message to logger on a localx facility .. which will effectively allow you to have a log created of people failing to log in to your systems. You don't have to use logger or use syslog even .. rather you could run whatever command is interesting to you/meets your needs.

Hope this helps,

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