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SSH retries on PIX?

Hi guys, I have been looking all over to find out if I can enable the number of authentication attempts using SSH in PIX. Is there a way on the pix that allowes ip ssh authentication-retries 3 like on the router?

Is there any methhod of limiting the number of authentication retries on the pix?


Re: SSH retries on PIX?

Hello Nathan,

by default ssh option allows three tries before stopping with "Rejected by Server"

and telnet option causes the user to be prompted continually until successfully logging in.

So, do you want to change this 3 times retries number? or do you want to specify a limit for telnet?

I dont remember seeing these kind of commands either.


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Re: SSH retries on PIX?

After searching and searching (used the cisco command tool at ... a fantastic resource)

Finally found the documentation I was looking for,

yes ssh using aaa authentication ssh console ssh123

is default to 3 retries. I dont want to change this, I just wanted to ensure that the retries was available.

(thats why I couldnt find any retries command, the PIX has it defaulted for SSH)

anyway, you should check out the Command Lookup tool at

big thanks goes out to cisco once again for the best technical support.

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