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Re: Advice on server
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Advice on server
- From: Mike Redan <mredan_(_at_)_chat_(_dot_)_carleton_(_dot_)_ca>
- Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 22:06:22 -0500
> <*nix newbie> I've considered giving each company one "ftp account"
> with shell set to /bin/false, but then they can't change their
> passwords without bothering me. Or can they? Is there some way I can
> allow a user with no shell to change his or her password? Is there an
> encrypted version of same with cross-platform client support? From a
> system-wide PoV this is probably fine with ftpd running -A, but it
> doesn't make their home dirs secure.</*nix newbie>
You could probably just create a shell script that gives the user a few
options, one obviously being the option to change their password..just
pass what they type on to passwd...maybe also have an option to set/view
their mail forwarding (cat/echo ~/.forward) ...
then just set their shell to be that shell script.
YOu would have to watch out for users trying to break out of that shell
just an idea.....
> Kit Halsted
> Network Administrator, Blue Dingo/GB
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