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asked 2014-08-10 13:45:55 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 12:22:17 -0500

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How does one view failed login attempts in Fedora 20? Is there a way to view this information in the terminal as well as a GUI-based option?

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answered 2014-08-11 02:01:59 -0500

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Terminal based:

Execute this command in the terminal, and it will tell you all bad login attempts:

sudo lastb
To find out last bad login attempt, execute
sudo lastb|head -n 1
For more information, check out the help page on lastb:
#sudo lastb --help

 lastb [options] [<username>...] [<tty>...]

 -<number>            how many lines to show
 -a, --hostlast       display hostnames in the last column
 -d, --dns            translate the IP number back into a hostname
 -f, --file <file>    use a specific file instead of /var/log/wtmp
 -F, --fulltimes      print full login and logout times and dates
 -i, --ip             display IP numbers in numbers-and-dots notation
 -n, --limit <number> how many lines to show
 -R, --nohostname     don't display the hostname field
 -s, --since <time>   display the lines since the specified time
 -t, --until <time>   display the lines until the specified time
 -p, --present <time> display who where present at the specified time
 -w, --fullnames      display full user and domain names
 -x, --system         display system shutdown entries and run level changes
     --time-format <format>  show time stamp using format:

 -h, --help     display this help and exit
 -V, --version  output version information and exit

For more details see last(1).

GUI based

I can't seem to find one yet, will make one soon myself. Please wait until tommorow (I will update).

HTH, James

Note: Please don't downvote because of an incomplete answer. I will add a program to here :).

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