Locking out non-root users

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Tip provided by mgw
To disable all user logins (except for root) without taking down
the system into maintenance mode create a file /etc/nologin.
The content of this file will be displayed when a user tries to log
in. Useful when doing service on the system which might affect

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Tip recorded : 03-01-1999 21:19:22
HTML page last changed : 27-07-1999 20:09:34