configure acls on remote machine

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Thu Feb 9 06:21:47 PST 2006

Robin Becker wrote:
> I have a remote freebsd host with root access via ssh user login and su. 
> I would like to configure acls for the /home mount, but am unsure if I 
> can do this remotely.
> Last time I tried to reboot the machine via su root it went dead for 24h 
> while a  human was sent to press a button or something.
> I see possible options as
> 1) switch to single user mode somehow and then unmount /home and 
> configure acls with tunefs
> 2) su to root
>    kill processes using /home
>    do the umount and so on with /home unmounted.
>    remount /home
> 3) some other method.
> I imagine it might be quite hard to do 1 and 2 seems difficult unless I 
> have an ssh to a home folder which isn't under /home.
> Any ideas welcome.

Why don't you just create a user for this specific task with home dir on 
some other partition? Then you will ssh to a folder not under /home and 
you can do 2).

Cheers, Erik

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