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Re: Can't log in.

On  0, Rob Weir <rweir@softhome.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 07:35:30PM -0400, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> > During the boot up process, the file /etc/nologin is created with the
> > contents "System bootup in progress - please wait".  Only root is
> > allowed to log in while this file exists.  For all other users, the
> > contents of the file is given as the reason why they can't log in.  If
> > you remove that file, then other users will be able to log in.  That
> > happens as one of the last things the boot up sequence does.
> Well, you learn something new every day.  I had this exact problem a
> while back on my firewall; I never actually looked into it very hard, since
> I needed to login so rarely, and it fixed itself when I rebooted it for
> a kernel upgrade.

You have user logins on your firewall???

Tom Cook
Information Technology Services, The University of Adelaide

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    So they're red.

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