One of the students at my university came to me and complained about
breakin attempts on her account. On our VMS 5.5 machine we indeed had
recorded several invalid password errors in the operator.log. She thinks
she knows who is doing it and could apparently identify them by the
password they are trying. Apparently the person she suspects must have
known one of her old passwords.
Is there a way to tell what invalid passwords a person is using to try to
break into an account? Is there a way, independent of having an operator
console running all the time, to immediate alert a particular user when a
breakin attempt occurs on another account?
o Tim Bingham SUNY Health Science Center o
o Operations and Network Services 750 E. Adams St. o
o Info. Management & Technology Syracuse, NY 13210 o
o phone (315) 464-8294 fax (315) 464-4081 o
o "OpenVMS is today what Microsoft wants Windows NT v8.0 to be" o
o - Compaq Computer Corp., Sept. 1998. o