pseudo (*not* system) users and /bin/false ?

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Dec 12 11:49:23 PST 2000

> So, would you say that it is an extra security precaution (good idea) to
> put /bin/false as shell for all pseudo users (bin, mail, ftp, etc...) on
> the system? Thanks for the feedback! :o)

Yep. Also, you can do something about their home directory too. I often write 
/no/where in the HOME field in combination with /bin/false as the shell 

Gerard Beekmans

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