system users and /bin/false ?

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at itreff.de
Sun Dec 10 08:47:18 PST 2000


+-J.A. Neitzel-(jan.listbox at belvento.org)-[09.12.00 20:51]:
> Does anyone know the overall security implications of using /bin/false 
> for system users? Please see example below (taken from /etc/passwd)...

This is the solution I always found on systems. I once had another one
that was quite interesting:

/bin/noshell:
#!/usr/bin/tail +6
#
# /etc/NOSHELL
#
#   Login shell to prevent shell access for user accounts
 
  #########################################################################
  #                                                                       #
  #               Sorry, you do not have login access.                    #
  #                                                                       #
  #  If you need any special requirements, please contact                 #
  #                                                                       #
  #########################################################################
                                                                                





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