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Old 09-03-2009, 09:31 AM   #1
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how to restrict the user

how to restrict the user . i red some commands like figure etc ...
how to implement that
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Can you explain what you are trying to do?
Old 09-03-2009, 12:15 PM   #4
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I think what you want to do is to restrict other user(s) from accessing some file(s), then chmod command will do

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Old 09-03-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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HI nagavinodh,

As all others had said, it is not clear what exactly you are looking for. If you want to restrict user from accessing other files, then CHMOD will work for you. But, if you want to lock the user from log-in at all, then use :
usermod -L <username>
and this will lock the user in /etc/shadow file. To unlock the user , use :
usermod -U <usermod>
Remember, that these commands can be executed by administrator only.

Apart from these, there are few more ways of restricting users from logging in , or log-in in a restricted mode through /etc/inittab file, but those are a bit tricky and risky as well.

Hope this will help you.



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