On Tuesday, 1 March 2011 07:23:41 Konstantin Boyandin wrote:
Thanks to everyone having answered me earlier, I've managed to set up
password policy on the OpenLDAP provided in CentOS 5.5 repositories
(current version 2.3.43).
The setup: we have password policy enabled for users accounts in our
intranet. After 5 unsuccessful attempts the account is blocked for short
duration (30 seconds).
Does that mean that anyone now can keep all the accounts blocked most of
Well, you do the maths.
But, surely you have enough monitoring in place that you would be able to
notice a high rate of unsuccessful binds, so that the duration of "most of the
time" would not be very long.
Am I right that if anyone enters someone else' incorrect
password 5 times (in the given case), they will block the target account
(regardless of what IP address the attacker was connecting from)?
Yes. But, where is the line between a DoS and an attempt to break into an
In either case, if this *is* only in your intranet, behaviour like this would
Narrower question: do password policy module developers plan to take
into account what IPs are used to connect (thus, blocking only access
from specific IPs)?
Maybe you should provide a specific use case, besides "my users violate my