Subject: Re: Default 'login.conf' in new installs?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 10/11/2006 15:56:18
On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 03:07:30 +0800 (PHT), "Joseph A. Dacuma"
> > 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.
> > -s
> Hi Mr. Seebach!
> Yes, there's no login.conf on /etc for all the default installs I made.
> There must be a reason why its not included. But it will be most helpful
> to have a guide on how to correctly write the format. Like the one for
At the very least, it should be in /usr/share/examples.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb