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login.access — login access control table
The login.access file specifies on which ttys or from which hosts certain users are allowed to login. At login, the /etc/login.access file is checked for the first entry that matches a specific user/host or user/tty combination. That entry can either allow or deny login access to that user. Each entry have three fields separated by colon: · The first field indicates the permission given if the entry matches. It can be either “+” (allow access) or “-” (deny access) . · The second field is a comma separated list of users or groups for which the current entry applies. NIS netgroups can used (if configured) if preceded by @. The magic string ALL matches all users. A group will match if the user is a member of that group, or it is the user's primary group. · The third field is a list of ttys, or network names. A network name can be either a hostname, a domain (indicated by a starting period), or a netgroup. As with the user list, ALL matches anything. LOCAL matches a string not containing a period. If the string EXCEPT is found in either the user or from list, the rest of the list are exceptions to the list before EXCEPT.
If there's a user and a group with the same name, there is no way to make the group match if the user also matches.
The login_access() function was written by Wietse Venema. This manual page was written for Heimdal.