The answer is to insert the line:
into the /etc/default/login file. BUT, this still wouldn't work
unless you have the patch 105665-03 loaded.
I had patch 105665-01 loaded on my system and the retries option
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hokhold, Mark
> Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 3:27 PM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: Setting login attempt failures to three tries
> Importance: Low
> By default, Solaris 2.6 allows for 5 failed login attempts (telnet
> or rlogin) before it times-out a user's login access attempt. I would
> like to set the number of failed login attempts on my systems to three
> instead of five.
> I'm running Solaris 2.6 on all servers and clients within a NISplus
> Input on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
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