NOLOGIN(8) BSD System Manager's Manual NOLOGIN(8)NAME
nologin -- politely refuse a login
nologin displays a message that an account is not available and exits non-zero. It is intended as a replacement shell field for accounts
that have been disabled.
If the file /etc/nologin.txt exists, nologin displays its contents to the user instead of the default message.
SEE ALSO login(1)HISTORY
The nologin command appeared in 4.4BSD.
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NOLOGIN(5) BSD File Formats Manual NOLOGIN(5)NAME
nologin -- disallow logins
Programs such as login(1) disallow logins if the nologin file exists. The programs display the contents of nologin to the user if possible
and interrupt the login sequence. This makes it simple to temporarily prevent incoming logins systemwide.
To disable logins on a per-account basis, investigate nologin(8).
The nologin file is ignored for user root by default.
The nologin feature is implemented through login.conf(5), which allows to change the pathname of the file and to extend the list of users
exempt from temporary login restriction.
PAM-aware programs can be selectively configured to respect nologin using the pam_nologin(8) module via pam.conf(5).
The nologin file will be removed at system boot if it resides in /var/run and cleanvar_enable is set to ``YES'' in rc.conf(5), which is
default. Therefore system reboot can effectively re-enable logins.
/var/run/nologin default location of nologin
SEE ALSO login(1), login.conf(5), pam.conf(5), rc.conf(5), nologin(8), pam_nologin(8), shutdown(8)BSD May 10, 2007 BSD
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