On Sat, 13 Mar 2004, Louis LeBlanc wrote:

> I have an odd question.
>
> I need to add a user to a system, but I don't want this user to be
> able to log in from outside - meaning only from the console itself.
>
> I know root is set up this way, but I'm not sure how to do this.
>
> Any pointers?
>
> TIA
> Lou
>

see login.access file in /etc, also man 5 login.access

You can restrict the user to logging in only from the console,
or to logging in only locally.  I suppect you really do not mean
to restrict the user to logging in only at the console, but that
you mean the user should be able to log into to any local terminal.

-- 
Lars Eighner
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