[blfs-support] noshell

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 4 05:06:44 PST 2013

On 4 November 2013 07:00, <blfs-support-request at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

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>  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
AFAIK it provides better logging in the auth.log with an explicit *WARNING*
when a user with noshell tries to log in.

This is only heresay as I haven't used it; I was hoping for some advice.

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