Re: [SLUG] Limiting terminal access to root

From: Logan (
Date: Tue Mar 11 2008 - 19:12:20 EST

On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 07:42:47PM -0500, Eben King wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Mar 2008, Logan Tygart wrote:
> >On Tue, 2008-03-11 at 11:33 -0500, Rich Morgan wrote:
> >>Hey guys and gals, an interesting forum question was posted by a friend
> >>of mine and I'd like to get your take on it: How do you limit access to
> >>the command line to just root? That is to say, not allow a user account
> >>to access a terminal at all.
> >
> >Just set their shell to /bin/false.
> Would that interfere with trminal emulators that want to start a login
> shell?

Yeah, it won't allow them. The shell will be /bin/false.


Its not rocket surgery. -- Eggo Commercial
Registered Linux User: 277727
This list is provided as an unmoderated internet service by Networked
Knowledge Systems (NKS).  Views and opinions expressed in messages
posted are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the
official policy or position of NKS or any of its employees.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.3 : Fri Aug 01 2014 - 15:20:43 EDT