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Old 02-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Restrict Users to their Home DIrectory


Good Day All,

Iam still a bit new to this whole linux thing. Iam using fedora and i have created a bunch of users.

How do i restrict users to the own directory?

When i check online, i see the term called Jailing users. But iam not really sure what that is about. What i want is for users to be able to see their home directory. I do not want them to be able to navigate past their home directory.

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

When i check online...iam not seeing the other tool called rssh which says it can restrict users to a particular folder...iam assuming that can work..having issue with that also...when i try it i get a 128 error using an ftp client..

Brian

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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how are the users logging into the system? (After they log in , its then that you want to bound them to their home directories only ?)
 
Old 02-07-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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Not sure what you mean ghandizzle8, but you can restrict users to their own home directory by doing
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chmod 700 /home/username
No other user except for root and the owner can enter the directory.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #4
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Good Day,

After the users have logged in, i want to bound them to their directory.
Or any directory on my choosing

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Old 02-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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Good Day,

After the users have logged in, i want to bound them to their directory.
Or any directory on my choosing
What you want is chroot jails. There are many topics on this by doing a google search also there are some on youtube. Most of the topics on jails is on applications. To bound users to jails most topics use ssh to define jails where users cannot move outside their home directory.

I've never done jails before but this is what I found thus far doing google and youtube searches on keywords linux chroot jails.

PS: I found an old LQ post on someone with similar issue
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ectory-415231/

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Old 02-08-2012, 04:21 PM   #6
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double post

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #7
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I asked how they are logging into the server because some steps are easier than others...If its ftp then its a 3 step process(with no shell access)..If its ssh then its more complicated.
 
  


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