Removing user from lan. Solved!
noc at hdk5.net
Sat Jan 18 21:45:22 UTC 2014
Frank Leonhardt wrote:
> On 17/01/2014 19:59, Al Plant wrote:
>> Polytropon wrote:
>>> 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.
> 'cept that won't remove mySQL (etc), Pure-FTP, SAMBA, various email and
> other accounts commonly found on FreeBSD boxes. It does remove users'
> files from common locations (e.g. /tmp) but not the entire disk, and it
> does take care of crontabs. In other words, this only removes accounts
> assuming you are running the base system only, but if you've installed
> anything else you need to check them too. As I said earlier, it depends
> on your configuration.
> Regards, Frank.
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Thanks for the info. I dont use anything but base on these servers.
I will add your sage advice to my file of stuff to know in case.
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