: If a enter a invalid login name and password, the system continuously asks
: for my username.
: I'm logging in via a modem to a Motorola host running System 5 Rel 3 using ksh.
: I know on other systems you get 3 chances and then your forced out.
: How can I get the host to force me out after 3 attempts ?
: David Ballarin.
: Telstra Australia
Motorola, OK, but which UN*X version? (Almost) modern UN*X computers
have a "login" binary (/etc/login, that is) that will allow configuration
to some extent. On my system (SGI IRIX 5.3) the file /etc/defaults/login
can have a field MAXTRYS (=3 by default) to set this.
So.... man "login"