[blfs-support] noshell

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Sun Nov 3 23:07:50 PST 2013


On Sun, 2013-11-03 at 11:03 -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I'm unaware why noshell would be an advantage over /bin/false.  What 
> does it do that is needed?

Most google results indicate that it's to do with logging - that noshell
will report that someone attempted to obtain a shell as a system user,
whereas  /bin/false will just silently do nothing.

Simon.




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