[blfs-support] noshell

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 09:03:41 PST 2013


Richard Melville wrote:
> Does anybody have any experience of noshell as a replacement for /bin/false
> and /dev/null?  I realise that it's quite old, but is it still useful as a
> more secure way of creating a user with no login shell?
>
> Fish.com, together with the titan hardening package, seems to have morphed
> into a a tropical fish website, but the noshell source code is still
> available from Debian.

I'm unaware why noshell would be an advantage over /bin/false.  What 
does it do that is needed?

   -- Bruce




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