pam_nologin is a PAM module that prevents users from logging into the
system when /var/run/nologin or /etc/nologin exists. The contents of
the file are displayed to the user. The pam_nologin module has no
effect on the root user's ability to log in.
The user is not root and /etc/nologin exists, so the user is not
permitted to log in.
Memory buffer error.
This is the default return value.
Success: either the user is root or the nologin file does not
User not known to the underlying authentication module.
In order to make this module effective, all login methods should be
secured by it. It should be used as a required method listed before
any sufficient methods in order to get standard Unix nologin
semantics. Note, the use of successok module argument causes the
module to return PAM_SUCCESS and as such would break such a
configuration - failing sufficient modules would lead to a successful
login because the nologin module succeeded.
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for Linux) project. Information about the project can be found at
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Linux-PAM Manual 09/19/2013 PAM_NOLOGIN(8)