locking a user into one directory

Gautam Gopalakrishnan ggop at madras.dyndns.org
Wed Jan 28 19:43:47 PST 2004

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 09:59:11PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Dragoncrest <dragoncrest at voyager.net> writes:
> > 	I've seen this explained before, but I've never taken much
> > interest in it as I never had a need for it.  Well, it's starting to
> > look like I do.  What I'm wanting to do is give shell access to a user
> > to shell into the mail server, check their mail, and that's it.  I
> > don't want them to be able to wander outside of their home directory.
> > I think it's called a jail, but I don't remember.  Does anyone know
> > what it is I need and have a tutorial for it or know where I can find
> > one?  Much appreciated.
> Um, you mean "man jail"?
> Or maybe "man chroot"...

Or you could use a restricted shell, maybe zsh or bash.


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