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Account Lockout on Solaris 2.6 & 2.5.1

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I have a government requirement to ensure accounts lock out after five failed logon attempts.  I reviewed some older questions/answers on this topic and would appreciate any new information if available.  Are you aware of anyway to perform account lockouts on Solaris 2.6 and 2.5.1?
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There's no default Solaris mechanism to do this, however I've used PAM_login_limit PAM module from http://www.comsmiths.com.au/pam/pam_1.04.html with great success.

Unfortunately, you're going to be out of luck from Solaris 2.5.1

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Yeah we are are using it for 7 and 8 but it won't work on 6 or 2.5.1
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There is a version for Solaris 2.6.  Have you tried it?
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Sun makes Trusted Solaris for government audit etc requirements
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You can also have a look at: BSM -- the Basic Security Module of Solaris.

Have a look at the following docs about BSM, to learn more:
http://www.boran.com/security/sp/Solaris_bsm.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1362
http://docs.sun.com     -- Search for BSM

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