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Re: Why do we need lshell?

Ahh, you're right.  This is bad, because limits(5) gives no indication 
that the limits are only imposed on logins that actually call
/bin/login.  I would assume that ssh, rsh, xdm, etc. should contain
the same code or calls to process the /etc/limits file, right?  If
they don't, we've got this problem.

Should I file bug reports against those programs?

Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au> writes:

> In article <87pvcqmccd.fsf@garfield.complete.org> you write:
> >I'm just curious -- what is the purpose of this file given the
> >existance of /etc/limits, which seems to do what lshells does but in a 
> >much cleaner way?
> Correct me if I am wrong, but I think only /sbin/login supports /etc/limits,
> meaning no limits will be imposed if login is not invoked, eg ssh.

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