Removing user from lan. Solved!
noc at hdk5.net
Fri Jan 17 19:59:36 UTC 2014
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:53:32 -1000, Al Plant wrote:
>> Could anyone please send me to a how to on removing an unwanted user
>> from the lan on FreeBSD 9 and 8.
>> I tried to remove the adduser file and name and I still cant use the
>> name that was there before.
> Deleting the home directory is not sufficient, as the account
> will still be active in files like /etc/passwd and the user
> database. So while an interactive login might be inhibited
> (due to a non-extisting home directory or login shell), other
> kinds of access, like FTP and maybe even scp, may still be
> possible. That's why the account has to be deleted entirely.
> The "rmuser" and "pw userdel" commands can do this. They also
> make sure the user is removed from the (generated) binary
>> I read the man page and cant see from that how to get rid off all the
>> parts of the old account.
> You should have a look at "man rmuser" and "man pw".
Thanks, Olivier and Poly....
I finally remembered the command when you mentioned. You are great at
helping fix mind blocks.
I just used "rmuser" and the problem is gone.
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