Subject: Re: login too verbose during failed login
To: Elad Efrat <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-security
Date: 08/27/2005 21:24:29
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 02:20:32PM +0300, Elad Efrat wrote:
> Why? Is there a reason to provide different messages on login failures?

No, but there should be a proper error message loged somewhere - so the
newbie system adminstrator that finds himself logged out off ttyE2 (or
what have you - IMHO the telnet example is ~irrelevant nowadays) has
a chance to learn the cause of his problem and fix it.