limiting users to their home directory

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Dec 23 14:51:32 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 8:54 AM, Bart Silverstrim
<bsilver at> wrote:
> Just as a side note, the OP might be thinking of security as in other
> users and documents, not necessarily system security. While read-only
> access to the system's binaries isn't necessarily bad (well,
> read/execute) the ability to read a spreadsheet from Payroll or HR memos
> may be considered a Bad Thing(tm)

Oh, absolutely :-)  But that security is mostly in place already -
only the base home folder is readable by default, and it's simple
enough to disallow even that.  I don't think that was the thrust of
his issue though.


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