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Bug#67118: base system does not contain /var/log/btmp

>>>>> "Wichert" == Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cistron.nl> writes:
Wichert> Actually I vaguely remember some documentation stating that
Wichert> it's probably a bad idea to have a btmp file. It would
Wichert> certainly be a place where password would be logged plaintest
Wichert> if a users enters a password instead of a username by
Wichert> accident.

I did some tests with telnet, and btmp seems to log only valid user
names.  Other unsuccessful login attempts are listed by 'lastb' (and
stored in the file) as "UNKNOWN".


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