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Old 10-22-2003, 04:37 AM   #1
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I searched LQ for this, got 277 possibles (I didn't read them all, of course). Googling gave a lot of info, but I only discerned that /sbin/nologin is like a "fake" login, for root to see attempted break-ins -->

Where can I find good info on understanding what this shell is for? I'm going thru TLDP's Intro To Linux guide <<>> and tried the cat /etc/shells command, saw the nologin thing and thought "I'm screwed / rooted already".

Old 10-22-2003, 05:21 AM   #2
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this is not a shell. Is a way to make users, but not let them loggin in your computer. For services and stuff.
You could make a shell with this name , but what's the point?
Old 10-22-2003, 07:56 AM   #3
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"shell" - duh me. Maybe I'll read my posts before I submit them.
Thanks for the definition.


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