unknown user locks out account

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June 29, 2012 at 11:32:15
Specs: SVR 2003 SP3, 4ghz
Overview:
I have a patch remediation server with a web user interface, and agents installed on clients. I don't control the network infrastructure; when a client connects to the server it uses its agentID and serial code to authenticate. If the serial code was entered in incorrectly on the agent, the authentication would fail. Since I have a hardened environment, the account lockout feature is set, and the accessed account would lockout after a number of failed attempts. In a perfect world (meaning if I controlled the network infrastructure), I would be able to determine the system by its computer name, and IP address, however the infrastructure uses what we call big IP's, and anything not authenticated will only show the big IP.

Question:
So, what I am researching/asking is, if any one knows of a way to block any failed attempts from locking out accounts, without degrading the account lockout policy?


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June 29, 2012 at 12:05:10
what do you mean by "big" ips?

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June 29, 2012 at 13:07:10
A big IP is basically a firewall or Router that all traffic is filtered through. It is called be IP becasue that is what is referenced and what is seen in network traffic.

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June 29, 2012 at 16:16:37
You are referring to a brand of firewall which happens in your case to be Big-IP.
note the dash.

So you are saying under your present configuration if a user fails to authenicate you only see the ip of the firewall, which would be the gateway entry?

How are the users gaining a lan ip on your network?

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