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Monday, September 20, 2004

Does anyone know how to get OS X to report failed login attempts?

I need to find a way that someone can have OS X report to her when someone tries to login to her machine. Is there a setting or a script that will send mail to her account or otherwise notify her when failed attempts have happened? I know it shows up in Console, but she's not technically savvy and I don't want to force her that close the metal.


  • I suppose you could duplicate the RedHat model and have a logwatch script run from cron. You would probably have to write it and install it for her. I can't think of anything that would alert her immediately though.

    By Patrick, at 1:43 PM  

  • Fink has a package called "logcheck", but that doesn't exactly do all the work for you either.

    By pbx, at 8:04 AM  

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