Re: [Freebsd-security] Re: Multi-User Security

From: Dan Rue (
Date: 05/20/04

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    Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 22:30:25 -0500
    To: Remko Lodder <>

    *Cough *Cough,

    On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 06:08:52PM +0200, Remko Lodder wrote:
    > Ahem,
    > D> You generally would like to avoid giving people shell (ssh) access if
    > D> you can avoid it. If you must give shell access, it is best to set up a
    > D> jail.
    > D> However, if you're just doing backup/file access - shell access isn't
    > D> necessary. You can do ftps, (ports/ftp/bsdftpd-ssl), and easily use
    > D> that to chroot users. You can do sftp (without ssh shell access), but
    > D> that's trickier to set up.
    > real tricky :-> scponly-3.8_1|/usr/ports/shells/scponly|/usr/local|A tiny
    > shell that only permits scp and
    > sftp|/usr/ports/shells/scponly/pkg-descr||shells|||http:/
    > /
    > But not that hard.... ;-)

    You obviously havn't tried to chroot scponly users.. _that's_ the tricky
    part. Especially if you want it to scale up beyond a handful of users.
    If i'm wrong - fill me in i'd love to hear how to do it.

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