Did /nonexistent go away in FreeBSD 9 ?

John Case case at SDF.ORG
Thu Aug 21 20:30:08 UTC 2014

On Thu, 21 Aug 2014, Arthur Chance wrote:

>> I also have securelevel=2 ...
>> So, did something change with /nonexistent in FreeBSD 9, or does
>> securelevel=2 screw this up somehow ??
> The entire point about /nonexistent is that it is nonexistent.

The problem was the securelevel=2.

If you have securelevel=2 set, the username for an ssh tunnel cannot log 
in and set up the tunnel with a shell of /nonexistent.

I have no idea why - ssh tunnel failed with a message taht the home 
directory did not exist ... which is correct, since it shouldn't exist.

I removed the securelevel setting and it worked perfectly (the ssh 

I have no idea why the securelevel setting would cause this...

Any ideas ?  I would actually like to set securelevel=2, but I also need 
my ssh tunnel to work ...

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