[techtalk] ftp only shell for users...

jenn at simegen.com jenn at simegen.com
Sat Nov 27 01:26:33 EST 1999

Alain Toussaint wrote:
> Hello,
>         we will be changing the ftp server at ftp.cyber-horizons.com to proftpd
> (latest stable version) and i would like to know if it's possible to have a
> shell which is restricted to ftp only (presently,every users not having his
> personnal page get /bin/false for shell) ??
> Thanks in advance.

/bin/false works well. It's the default solution that I know of.

If you really want to do it some other way, you might try writing a 
script or program to act as their shell - but DO try to think of every
way someone might call up a shell within the script, and trap for them!

Jenn V.
  Humans are the only species to feed and house entirely separate species 
     for no reason other than the pleasure of their company. Why?

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