Allowing ftp and email, but not shell access

DJ Lucas dj at
Wed Aug 24 23:56:42 PDT 2005

Steve Prior wrote:
> I'd like to set up a few accounts on my LFS box which can FTP (or SSH)
> files for a web page and store email, but deny actual command line
> access.  I haven't yet found a way to pull this off.  Can anyone
> provide some starting points?
> Steve

Is it possible to create the users as regular system users, and supply
/bin/false as the shell?  It's just a guess.  I don't know yet whether
scp will work in that setup or not, but I don't see why not.

-- DJ Lucas

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