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FAILLOG(5)							    FAILLOG(5)

NAME
       faillog - Login failure logging file

DESCRIPTION
       /var/log/faillog maintains a count of login failures and the limits for
       each account. The file is fixed length record, indexed by numerical
       UID. Each record contains the count of login failures since the last
       successful login; the maximum number of failures before the account is
       disabled; the line the last login failure occurred on; and the date the
       last login failure occurred.

       The structure of the file is:

       struct	 faillog {
	    short   fail_cnt;
	    short   fail_max;
	    char    fail_line[12];
	    time_t  fail_time;
       };

FILES
       /var/log/faillog
	      login failure log

SEE ALSO
       faillog(8)

				  11/05/2005			    FAILLOG(5)
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