limiting users to their home directory

H.S. hs.samix at
Tue Dec 23 19:29:04 UTC 2008

Knapp wrote:

> What is the point of hiding the system? I mean the users must know
> that it is Linux and thus they already have a good idea of what is
> there and how it is put together unless you go to all the trouble to
> restructure everything. I am not sure what that would get you ether.
> I would think the idea was to limit users to areas so that they don't
> hurt the base system or other users. Who cares if a users kills all

But isn't this already taken care of? To safeguard the system, do not
put users in various groups that can modify the system (adm comes to
mind). To safeguard other users, just set the default permission of all
users to deny access to others (except to ~/www or ~/public_html dirs,
for obvious reasons). What else is desired other than these? That is
what I am curious about.


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