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How to restrict users to their own home directory

keoktay
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I would like to restrict users to their own home directory , so that they cannot cd to the root and other directories.
This is to be so when they perform ftp or telnet.

Any body can help ?

Thanks.
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 well what the dima_sherman is saying is quite long. If they have shell access(they use telnet for that) you should change the permissions for every file/directory(build a script or use the umask when creating new files/dirs) and they are not able to change dir(cd now has no value) but if they use telnet(shell access) how they can use "ls" command if the /bin dir can not be reached. in ftp you can use "the dialup user" where the user entry is not anymore in /etc/passwd(shell access is not permitted -- ISP's do this always) and when he logs via ftp he can jump up and down his dirs and he will not see other dirs.
 
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