Disable w / who

Devin Teske devin.teske at fisglobal.com
Wed Apr 2 16:41:04 UTC 2014

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Nelson [mailto:dnelson at allantgroup.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 8:30 AM
> To: Daniel Corbe
> Cc: Kenta S.; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Disable w / who
> In the last episode (Apr 02), Daniel Corbe said:
> > "Kenta S." <kentas at hush.com> writes:
> > > Hi. On a multiuser system, is it possible to disable access to the "w"
> > > and "who" commands?  I'd rather all the users not be able to see
> > > each other's IP addresses.
> >
> > chmod og-rx /usr/bin/who && chmod og-rx /usr/bin/w
> Also remember to remove /var/run/utx.active, /var/log/utx.*, the netstat,
> sockstat, and lsof commands, plus gcc, clang, and any ability to upload
> executables :)  Unixes weren't really designed for information-hiding at
> level you're looking for.
> An alternative might be to do some sort of inbound NAT outside the box
> itself, so that all incoming TCP sessions get NAT'ted to an internal IP
> hitting your server.

What about the TrustedBSD Mandatory Access Controll (MAC) framework?
mac(3) mac(4) mac(9) mac.conf(5) mac_seeotheruids(4)

Specifically mac_seeotheruids(4) - simple policy controlling whether users
see other users

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