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Old 04-30-2003, 06:30 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to set users parameters


have redhat 8.0 on my machine and if i log in as any user other than root the system tells me that "no /home/$user" directory ,but if i log as root and check the home directory, i find that the users are there .how can i handle this problem ??.

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Old 04-30-2003, 06:37 AM   #2
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What are the permissions on users's home directory and on /home itself?

cheers

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Old 04-30-2003, 07:49 AM   #3
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the permissions on /home/user are 777 and still not get the user "user" able to log in either localy or by telnet. can it be a problem of login shell set to no login ??.

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Old 04-30-2003, 10:27 AM   #4
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And what about the perms on /home?

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Old 04-30-2003, 11:10 AM   #5
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Try (as root):

chmod 754 /home
chmod 754 /home/username (for each username)

If /home is not readable (execute permission on the directory) by the user, I don't think it'll let anyone login.

It's probably not a good idea to use chmod 777 on anything. You don't want just anyone in the world writing/deleting stuff in your home directory
 
Old 04-30-2003, 11:16 AM   #6
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I would have said 711 or 755 for /home and 700 for /home/user unless you want either your group or anyone to list your directory contents. You need at least 711 on /home/user if you are planning to use anything like a public_html directory.

cheers

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Old 04-30-2003, 12:43 PM   #7
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True, 711 would probably be better. I guess it's a matter of preference, or how secure you need the machine to be. For a home machine with only a couple users, allowing other users to read your home dir might be ok.
 
  


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