limiting users to their home directory

Knapp magick.crow at
Tue Dec 23 20:43:46 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 8:29 PM, H.S. <hs.samix at> wrote:
> 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.

Just what I was thinking too. What is the reason?

Douglas E Knapp

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