FAILLOG(5)                (02/07/2020)                 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 contains fixed length records, 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 on which the last
          login failure occurred; the date of the last login failure;
          and the duration (in seconds) during which the account will
          be locked after a failure.

          The structure of the file is:

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

     FILES
          /var/log/faillog
              Failure logging file.

     SEE ALSO
          faillog(8)

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