Logging failed login attempts (version 3.7.1p2)

Darren Tucker dtucker at zip.com.au
Mon Dec 1 16:25:13 EST 2003

Bill Heafey wrote:
> Is it possible to configure sshd (version 3.7.1p2, in my case)  to log all
> failed login attempts?
> I've messed around with various syslog.conf settings and I've modified the
> sshd_config file to "UseLogin yes", assuming this may be required in order
> to leverage the /etc/default/login settings used by telnet.  Nothing has
> worked, so far.
> For auditing purposes, I've been asked to show that failed login attempts
> are logged.

Try LogLevel VERBOSE in sshd_config.

Darren Tucker (dtucker at zip.com.au)
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