I have a test computer with slackware on it. Every time I login, it displays who logged in and how many failed login attempts there were. I like this and I would like this feature too on my archlinux box, but I don't know how to do this. Can anyone explain which file(s) I have to change in order to get this output?
my thinking is that no one knows. perhaps you could find out how slack does it and be able to file a little more detailed feature request.
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I log in from console. I think it's 'agetty' that takes care of the messages but I'm not sure... anyway it's not in /etc/profile or ~/.bash_profile.
A quick google search yielded http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/com … erman.html.
lastb - Shows failed login attempts. This command requires the file /var/log/btmp to exist in order to work. Type "touch /var/log/btmp" to begin logging to this file.
Executing lastb as root will yield the following, automatically creating the file /var/log/btmp.
[root@zanzibar proc]# lastb btmp begins Fri Sep 17 22:48:12 2004
Have a look at the manpage.
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/var/log/btmp is always empty... I tried to log in with wrong password a few times and after that it was still empty. Maybe it's logged somewhere else? In /etc/login.defs it says to log in /var/log/btmp so that cannot be the problem.