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Hi.

I am setting up restricted shell for users and am having problems. Users use key access to the server. If I use /bin/bash as their shell all works fine for login. When I change their shell to /usr/bin/rssh it logs them in then immediacy closes the session.

[root@site:/]$ tail /var/log/secure
Dec 18 12:36:30 ip-10-245-83-3 sshd[17227]: Accepted publickey for siteadm from 216.177.179.42 port 35593 ssh2
Dec 18 12:36:30 ip-10-245-83-3 sshd[17227]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user siteadm by (uid=0)
Dec 18 12:36:30 ip-10-245-83-3 sshd[17227]: pam_unix(sshd:session): session closed for user siteadm
Dec 18 12:37:03 ip-10-245-83-3 sshd[17233]: Connection closed by 127.0.0.1

Can someone help me figure out why this shell is not working for users?
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woolmilkporc earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

rssh is not meant for interactive sessions.

It will only allow for scp, sftp, cvs, rdist and rsync via ssh.

You can easily check this behaviour byjust entering /usr/bin/rssh at the commandline.

Use rssh only for the above non-interactive commands, for interactive sessions use a normal restricted shell such as rbash or rksh.

http://pwet.fr/man/linux/commandes/rssh

wmp
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