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Old 07-19-2001
Restricting access

I need to create a user that only has access to 1 directory (e.g. /vol/mita/test). The user needs to be able to rsh into that directory to run a script. The user should not be able to navigate to any other directories above /vol/mita/test. Any help would be appreciated!
# 2  
Old 07-19-2001
have his shell run a chroot to lock him in. Check out the man page on chroot for info.
# 3  
Old 07-19-2001
Please forgive me, I am pretty new to this. I tried running the chroot command but with no success. If the user is "Mike" and the root directory should be /vol/mita/test , what would be the correct implementation of the chroot command?
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Old 07-20-2001
Made some progress, however after reading through previous posts on this subject I found that I can simply add the chroot command into the /etc/passwd file

Code:
user::500:500:restricted user:/vol/mita/test:/bin/chroot /vol/mita/test /bin/csh

I am assuming that there needs to be a /bin directory (which originally would be located in /vol/mita/test/bin/) with the csh command in the directory. However, when I try to su "user", I get an error that says "no shell".

Any ideas? Am I implementing this command correctly?

Thanks
Nate
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Old 07-21-2001
I well be well served to create a bin directory will all the utilities your chroot user need (including their shells) under their new root. They will not be able to execute code outside of their chroot environment.
 

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