Did /nonexistent go away in FreeBSD 9 ?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Wed Aug 20 21:49:46 UTC 2014

John Case <case at SDF.ORG> writes:

> I point a particular application to a 7.x system using a login with
> /nonexistent as the home directory and /sbin/nologin as the shell.
> I copied the line from 'vipw' into a new 9.x system, and now when I
> try to connect, the application complains.

Rather weak description there...

> I also have securelevel=2 ...
> So, did something change with /nonexistent in FreeBSD 9, or does
> securelevel=2 screw this up somehow ??

Nothing changed; isn't (for example) "nobody" using a home directory in
that form? 

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