[CentOS] Prompt for chrooted users

Tue Jul 7 13:15:29 UTC 2015
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Mon, July 6, 2015 15:47, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> James B. Byrne wrote:
>> We have a requirement to allow ssh access to a server in order to
>> provide a secure link to one of our legacy systems.  I would like to
>> chroot these accounts.
>> I have this working except for one small detail, the user's prompt
>> in
>> the ssh session.  Each user has their shell set to /bin/bash in
>> /etc/passwd.  However, instead of getting the prompt defined in
>> their
>> .bash_profiles we see this:
>> -bash-4.1$
>> when we are expecting this:
>> [username at hostname dir]$
>> So, before I go messing around moving files I would some information
>> from you as tio what I have overlooked.  Do I need to move something
>> like etc/passwd and /etc/group into the chroot/etc?
> When ssh'ing into the chrooted directories, where's their
> /home/<user>?
> I'd set the prompt in ~/.bash_profile.
>          mark

It appears that the user profile .bash_profile is not being called at
all which no doubt is the root problem.  Any ideas as to why this is
not happening?  Is the -l switch for bash not being used for some

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