Subject: Re: Default 'login.conf' in new installs?
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From: haad <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/11/2006 22:02:51
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Joseph A. Dacuma wrote:
>> 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
> OpenBSD.

I think that /usr/share/examples should be more appropriate for this purpose.
OpenBSD use this file as example


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