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NOLOGIN(4)							    NOLOGIN(4)

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


       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.

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

				 Dec 21, 1995			    NOLOGIN(4)

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