A fresh start (request for comments)

Jonathan de Boyne Pollard J.deBoynePollard-newsgroups at NTLWorld.COM
Wed Nov 7 21:29:10 GMT 2018

Jesse Smith:
> However, the manual page for the login command still says login checks 
> /etc/nologin to see if users are blocked from signing in. There is no 
> mention of /run/login in the manual page.

That is because you are looking at the wrong manual page.  The login 
program is not the source of this functionality in Debian.  So the bug 
is really that it is mentioned in the manual page for login at all.

* https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/libpam-modules/pam_nologin.8.en.html

/run/nologin is what systemd's shutdown program uses.  The Debian 
shutdown shim added to runit does not create flag files.

* https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/systemd-sysv/shutdown.8.en.html

* https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/runit-init/shutdown.8.en.html

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