Subject: Default 'login.conf' in new installs?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/11/2006 14:24:01
So, I remember reading that NetBSD has "login.conf" these days. On a new
install, I was going to go edit some of the defaults, and I noticed there
wasn't any such file.
Checking man pages confirms we use it if it exists.
Why not have a likely default with some illustrations? BSD/OS used to do
this, and gave some useful examples such as "different default path for
system accounts" and "different default limits". This kind of thing is a good
tool for admins, and I think more people would be aware of it, and getting
benefit from it, if we provided a simple sample file.
If there's interest, I'll write one up and submit patches to attach it to
a default install.