Check failed logins from ipop service at some time given at linux

more /var/log/auth.log |grep "month"|grep ipop|grep "failed"|wc -l
Usefull if you want to check if something is applying a dictonary of brute force.

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By: efuoax
2010-03-12 18:48:53

What Others Think

You should look at combining commands to make the command more efficient. I think you can get this down to one grep call if you use grep with the "-c" argument and make a regular expression out of your search strings. Something like this: grep -cE '\<(month.*ipop.*failed)\>' /var/log/auth.log
zlemini · 453 weeks and 3 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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