[techtalk] ftp only shell for users...

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Sat Nov 27 16:21:41 EST 1999

On Fri, 26 Nov 1999, Alain Toussaint wrote:

> > /bin/false works well. It's the default solution that I know of.
> problem is that wu-ftpd (what's currently in the server) doesn't allow ftp for
> user with a /bin/false shell...

This may be because /bin/false (or /bin/true for that matter) isn't in
/etc/shells. Some daemons check for the user's shell there. Just a guess.

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