limiting users to their home directory

Kenneth P. Turvey kt at
Tue Dec 23 09:21:59 UTC 2008

On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 22:12:41 -0700, Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 22:27 +1800, Chris Mohler wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 9:53 PM, Nick Smith <nick.smith79 at>
>> wrote:
>> > I run a small webserver with ubuntu 7.04 and would like to lock each
>> > user down to be able to see/edit only files in his directory, and
>> > disable ssh access.
>> >
>> >
> Take a look at rbash - restricted bash shell.

See and edit... I don't think rbash is going to help here.  You need a 
complete chrooted environment to work this out.  Do a google search on 
chroot.  I doubt you really want what you say you want, but if you do, 
that's the only way you are going to get it.  Hard links are your friend. 

Kenneth P. Turvey <kt at>

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