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Re: Behavior of module that support /etc/nologin



Steve \"Stevers!\" Coile wrote:
> I notice that if my system has an /etc/nologin file, logins are denied (as
> they should be), but users always receive the "Login incorrect" message,
> whether there's something in /etc/nologin or not.  Is this considered
> "correct" behavior, or is this a glitch?  It seems rather misleading,
> whatever the case.

This is correct. For security reasons, an attacking user is not supposed to
know why they failed to gain access to the system.  Legitimate users have
other means of doing this.

Cheers

Andrew
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