Subject: Re: Default 'login.conf' in new installs?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Joseph A. Dacuma <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/2006 03:07:30
> 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