Bug 780

Summary: pam logs bad usernames
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jvpurcel
Component: pamAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: 5.2CC: jvpurcel
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 1999-01-12 17:08:35 UTC Type: ---
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Description jvpurcel 1999-01-11 18:14:40 UTC
How do I shut off the pam feature that records the username
in /var/log/messages ?
Here's a sample:
FAILED LOGIN 1 FROM jupiter FOR user1, User not known to the
underlying authentication module.

It would stink if someone slipped and typed in their
password.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-01-12 17:08:59 UTC
This is not conidered a bug because you can either disable this type
of logging in /etc/syslog.conf or in any matter, the /var/log/messages
is only readable by root.