Allowing ftp and email, but not shell access

Simon Geard delgarde at
Thu Aug 25 04:31:03 PDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 01:56 -0500, DJ Lucas wrote:
> 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.

Doesn't seem to work. I just had a go using a test user on my machine,
but can't access their home directory either through ssh, sftp, or
nautilus/gnome-vfs - I just get "Connection closed".

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