Subject: Re: login checks for mail (Was: nis/nfs/amd issues
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 12/22/1999 22:49:06
login's behaviour here makes me a little uncomfortable.
a) Nuke the check from login altogether.
b) Skip the check if root.
c) Fork and have the child check, parent has timeout.
I'm tending towards c) - what do people think?
On Wed, 22 Dec 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> aah. I do have mail on /u. /var/mail is a symlink to /u/mail which is
> automounted. Well, this may explain why I can't then login even as root.
> Root's shell is the default csh, but it looks like login(1) checks for