A few niggling questions.

Frankie Robertson frankie.robertson at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 7 16:30:18 UTC 2006

On 07/06/06, Christofer C. Bell <christofer.c.bell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/5/06, Frankie Robertson <frankie.robertson at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > I have a few questions I'd like to ask that are all too small to
> > justify their own post but are niggling away.
> [ . . . snip snip . . . ]
> > 3. How do I make it so that people logging in via ssh can only access
> > some users. Is there an ssh group? How do I graphically manipulate
> > what groups users are in?
> I don't understand the first part of your question.  Are you trying to
> limit incoming ssh users to certain areas of the system or are you
> trying to restrict who is able to use ssh to connect from this machine
> to others?

Well, I have a guest user with no password on my computer that is
fairly unprivileged so that others can use my machine. However, I'm
not so confident in it's security that I want to let it out to the
wide world. So what I basically want to do is have it so that only one
user can be logged onto remotely.


> There is an 'ssh' group, but it's for running sshd more securely (in
> what's called Privledge Separation mode).  It's not intended for
> restricting access to ssh or restricting what (legitimate) users are
> able to do when connected via ssh.
> As for graphically managing users and groups, you'll want to use the
> 'Users and Groups' management tool that is accessed via:
> System -> Administration -> Users and Groups
> Good luck!
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