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EOD
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:09 am (7 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

ok .htaccess and .htpasswd are working great. the problem is...anyone can get 3 guesses at the password. where in linux can i change that to only allow one attempt. or is there a line that can be added to the .htaccess file? i havent found any information on this anywhere. any and all help is greatly appreciated. thank you
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:38 am (7 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I believe this is something that is controlled at the browser's side, not at the server. Your best option would to be to find some kind of addon/script that can analyse the server logs and specifically block anyone who makes too many attempts. Something similar to BFD might work, though you'd probably need root access for it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:40 am (7 years, 11 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Actually the number of guesses is unlimited. Once the three password prompts have appeared, you can refresh the page and try again. If you want more advanced password protection (which locks the user out after a certain number of failed attempts), you could look at a PHP authentification script (you will probably find one which suits your needs at http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/User_Authentication/index.html).

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