[CentOS] /bin/false as a login shell
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Fri Mar 24 00:31:20 UTC 2006
Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote on Wed, 22 Mar 2006 18:19:53 -0600:
> Just use it if you want. I'd keep it out of /etc/shells. Historically,
> some network daemons refused to authenticate users if user's shell was
> not present in /etc/shells.
Well, vsftpd still does, that's how I came about it. I have always used
/bin/false on my Suse setups (which has /bin/false in /etc/shells) and am
currently migrating the first machine to CentOS. So, I noticed the users
couldn't login via ftp unless I changed to /sbin/nologin. I decided to add
/bin/false to /etc/shells.
Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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