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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nologin -- file disallowing and containing reason for disallowing logins
The file /etc/nologin, if it exists, causes the login procedure, used by programs such as login(1), to terminate. The program may display
the contents of /etc/nologin to the user before exiting.
This file is a simple mechanism to temporarily prevent incoming logins. As such, the file /etc/nologin is created by shutdown(8) five min-
utes before system shutdown, or immediately if shutdown is in less than five minutes. The file /etc/nologin is removed just before
To disable logins on a per-account basis, see nologin(8).
The file /etc/nologin has no affect on the login procedure for the root user.
/etc/nologin The nologin file resides in /etc.
NO LOGINS: System going down at 18:22
SEE ALSO login(1), ftpd(8), nologin(8), rshd(8), shutdown(8), sshd(8)BSD December 9, 2005 BSD
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