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Old 06-29-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
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Different questions about users

Hi again!
This time i have some questions about users in debian.

Question # 1
I run a fpt client on my server, and when i add a new user by using the "adduser" command everything works fine (logging in via ftp from another computer works). But if i add the new user by using useradd, this doesnt work. The folder in /home/ doesnt come up either by using the useradd command. I made the folder /home/felles and typed chown felles:users /home/felles, but still i couldt log in to the felles account via ftp. What is the problem here?

Question # 2
How can i get a status on how many users there are on the server, and general info about them (like telephone # if they have put in any info about this). How can i add numbers and stuff after the account has been made? Where can i read more about commands around user accounst? (tried to google it, but there are only user manuals coming up... Thats not what i need).

Thank you all! =)

And how do i set up new groups and add users to spesific groups? How do i configure the groups (like give them permissions to do different stuff like on the ftp client..)

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Old 06-29-2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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Both adduser and useradd should be able to add new users; if you use adduser, then make sure your /etc/adduser.conf is ok.

You can get some info about the logged-in users via w and who commands, but not much. I'm not aware of programs that provide you with telefone numbers or such special information that may have been added, sorry.

Use "useradd" to add users to new groups; groupadd and addgroup are tools for adding groups to the system. Read
man useradd
man groupadd
and perhaps
man adduser
man addgroup
to get more knowledge on how these commands work and how they specifically differ.


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