On 23 Jan, 17:56, Casper H.S. Dik <Casper....@Sun.COM> wrote:
> "Michael Paoli" <michael1...@yahoo.com> writes:
> >mehab...@gmail.com wrote:
> >> I have HPUX box whose root account gets disabled very often. What could
> >> be the reason?
> >> The password aging is set to 120 days.
> >> Number of unsuccessful tries, which is set to the default 3. I am the
> >> only user and I never attempted wrong password.
> >Perhaps someone or something else is attempting to login as root, and
> >triggering the lockout. You don't mention which version of HP-UX.
> >What does:
> ># /usr/lbin/getprpw root
> >show you (presuming that's applicable for your HP-UX version), most
> >notably for "lockout"? What about:
> ># lastb rootWild guess: you employ some form of X locking and the X locking you use
> has a form of "allow root password to unlock any display".
> It may then attempt an root password use on each unlock operation (including
> hitting return when the screen is locked?)
> Expressed in this posting are my opinions. They are in no way related
> to opinions held by my employer, Sun Microsystems.
> Statements on Sun products included here are not gospel and may
> be fiction rather than truth.
Below is the detail,
HP-UX version B.11.23 U ia64
lastb command does not show any repeated unsuccessful attempts
# lastb root | head
oot pts/tb Tue Jan 23 04:54
root pts/tb Mon Jan 22 05:36
root pts/tb Fri Jan 19 04:34
root pts/ta Wed Jan 10 05:49
root pts/tc Mon Jan 8 06:34
root pts/tc Fri Dec 22 06:10
root pts/tc Tue Dec 5 18:09
root pts/tb Tue Oct 10 13:36
root pts/tb Mon Sep 18 20:54
root 126.96.36.199 Sat Sep 9 20:44
# /usr/lbin/getprpw root
uid=0, bootpw=YES, audid=0, audflg=1, mintm=0, maxpwln=-1, exptm=0,
lftm=0, spwchg=Tue Jan 9 15:42:40 2007, upwchg=Mon Jan 8 06:17:23
2007, acctexp=-1, llog=-1, expwarn=0, usrpick=DFT, syspnpw=DFT,
rstrpw=DFT, nullpw=DFT, admnum=-1, syschpw=DFT, sysltpw=DFT,
timeod=-1, slogint=Mon Jan 29 13:16:19 2007, ulogint=Sun Jan 28
16:43:55 2007, sloginy=pts/tb, culogin=-1, uloginy=-1, umaxlntr=-1,
I am still facing the problem. Do let me know.