This is a feature, not a bug or a problem. The delay is a defenseQuote:>I do some junior sysadmining on an Ultra Sparc running Solaris 2.5.
>I've noticed that when I log in and mistype my password, there is a
>long delay before I'm given a new login: prompt (long as in 10 seconds
>or so). This is much longer than any other Unix system I've used.
>This is not a function of load, as I'm often the only person using
>it...and I know the system doesn't have to look very far (only about a
>dozen people in /etc/passwd). It can't take THAT long to run crypt(1)
>with a 143Mhz processor ;)
>Why so slow? I notice that other Solaris machines do not have this
>problem. This is almost certainly a function of my ignorance...any
>pointers on things to look at?
against password-guessing attacks.