Subject: Re: /etc/nologin
To: Sam Sam <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/03/2000 22:01:02
On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 05:50:48PM +0000, Sam Sam wrote:
> Hi
> I have question about the /etc/nologin file...
> It seems according to the tests i made that it disable all way of *remote* login (telnet, ssh, ftp ...)except 
> But my probleme is that it is not mentioned on the man that it enables local logins.
> So is the man not complete, or did I screw up in my tests ?

I just did a test, and is also disable non-root local login in text mode.
However I think xdm doesn't honnor it; maybe that's what you were testing ?

Manuel Bouyer <>