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nologin(4)                       File Formats                       nologin(4)



NAME
       nologin  -  message  displayed  to  users  attempting  to log on in the
       process of a system shutdown

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/nologin

DESCRIPTION
       The  /etc/nologin file contains the message displayed to users attempt-
       ing  to  log  on to a  machine in the process of being shutdown.  After
       displaying the contents of the  nologin  file,   the   login  procedure
       terminates, preventing the user from logging onto the machine.

       This procedure is preferable to  terminating a user's session by  shut-
       down shortly after the user has logged on.

       Logins by  super-user are not affected by this procedure.

       The message contained in the  nologin file is editable by super-user. A
       typical  nologin file contains a message similar to:

              NO LOGINS: System going down in 10 minutes.


SEE ALSO
       login(1), rlogin(1), telnet(1), shutdown(1M)



SunOS 5.10                        21 Dec 1995                       nologin(4)