Subject: login.conf - default class
To: None <email@example.com>
From: rudolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/22/2005 22:04:55
I was trying to employ login.conf to raise limits for one login class
while I didn't add a 'default' entry to login.conf file. The consequence
was that I wasn't able to login as (or su to) root anymore. The system
is NetBSD-3_BETA. This popped up on the console: 'pam_acct_mgmt: error
in service module' during the root's unsuccessful login. I fixed it from
the single-user adding just 'default:' line to login.conf.
So I would like to ask: is this the intended behaviour? Shouldn't be the
login.conf man page a little more verbose about missing default entry?
(I was not expecting that my intervention will break the system,
reasoning from this line: "A special class called ``default'' will be
used (if it exists) if there is no other match.")
Maybe we can have a login.conf file in /etc/defaults including just