Subject: Re: login checks for mail (Was: nis/nfs/amd issues
To: Simon Burge <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/23/1999 10:13:31
On Thu, 23 Dec 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> David Brownlee wrote:
> > 	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?
> touch $HOME/.hushlogin ??

but that also prevents the display of /etc/motd which I like.  Of couse, I
can just make /root/.hushlogin so at least root can get in if /u/mail gets

As a side note, the default sshd_config from the package system also
included a mail check which can cause the same problem....