Restricting SSH access to only a users home directory.....

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Nov 24 06:20:24 PST 2003

"Sunil Sunder Raj" <unixtools at> writes:

> This depends on the shell not ssh configuration. Install rbash and
> assign it to the user having ssh access.

Just remember that "restricted" shells like rbash are not very hard to
break out of, so you can't rely on them as a security measure.  It's a
good way to go if you're mostly trying to avoid confusing the user in
question, or as a protection against shooting yourself in the foot.

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