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custom 401/login failure error messages

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I have a req to display a custom error message when a user fails to log in 3 times.  The default behavior seem to be for a redirect to something like this http://server/_layouts/AccessDenied.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fserver2k7%2FPages%2FDefault%2Easpx after the third login attempt.  The resulting page just comes up as blank...I'm guessing because it failed auth.  My initial thoughts were to create a custom error page, and redirect with an http module.  That solution (while it does redirect) puts me right back to the initial problem of just a blank page being displayed after the failed auth.  I've been struggling with this for a while now, ANY thoughts or advice would be greaty appreciated.  Is it even possible? 

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