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From "Leif W" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Basic Security upgrades
Date Mon, 18 Aug 2003 22:02:13 GMT
This segment is off-topic.

> It's advisable NOT to give shell access to anyone by default,
> and then only if they really need it

Forgot to mention how.  When creating a user, or in the /etc/passwd file,
set the shell to /bin/false, so if someone does get the FTP user/password
and tries to log in via shell, they can't get a shell, they can only get FTP
access, which hopefully slows things down a bit.


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