Subject: Re: login checks for mail (Was: nis/nfs/amd issues
To: None <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/22/1999 22:49:06
	login's behaviour here makes me a little uncomfortable.

	Some options:
		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 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
> mail.