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Prevent unprivileged users from logging into the system.

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NAME

nologin - prevent unprivileged users from logging into the system

DESCRIPTION

If the file /etc/nologin exists and is readable, login(1) 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.

FILES

/etc/nologin

SEE ALSO

login(1), shutdown(8)

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