Subject: Re: locking users in their home dir?
To: Tom T. Thai <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/1998 13:37:11
On Tue, 20 Oct 1998, Tom T. Thai wrote:

: Is it possible to lock telnet or ftp users into their home dir and not
: allow them to go outside or up higher in the dir tree?

Not telnet, but you can chroot ftp in this way by putting the user's ID into
/etc/ftpchroot (add this file if it does not exist).

Chrooting telnet requires setting up a tree of executables, or a portal
filesystem, underneath the user's home directory.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.