Copyright (c) 1993 Michael Haardt (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Fri Apr 2 11:32:09 MET DST 1993
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(The comments found at the beginning of the groff file "man5/nologin.5".)
nologin - prevent unprivileged users from logging into the system
If the file /etc/nologin
exists and is readable,
will allow access only to root.
Other users will
be shown the contents of this file and their logins will be refused.
This provides a simple way of temporarily disabling all unprivileged logins.
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