[arch-general] The proper "home" directories for 'no-login' users
kwpolska at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 10:53:13 EDT 2012
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 4:39 AM, Vladimir Lomov <lomov.vl at gmail.com> wrote:
> please, consider the following output of part of mine /etc/passwd:
> $ sudo grep ':/:' /etc/passwd
> dbus:x:81:81:System message bus:/:/bin/false
> hal:x:82:82:HAL daemon:/:/bin/false
> avahi:x:84:84:Avahi daemon:/:/bin/false
> dnsmasq:x:999:999:dnsmasq daemon:/:/sbin/nologin
> usbmux:x:140:140:usbmux user:/:/sbin/nologin
> These 'users' are not allowed to login: either '/bin/false' or
> '/sbin/nologin' is used as login shell (another question raises: why two
> variants? why not just '/bin/false' or '/sbin/nologin'?) but they home
> directoriy is '/'. I wonder why '/' was chosen for that? Is it possible to
> change home directories for these 'users' to, say, '/dev/null' or
> The origin of my question comes from use of 'davfs': when used by normal
> user (being member of 'network' group) 'mount.davfs' refuse mounting to
> '/mnt/webdav' because '/' is home directory for some users. I found this
> (sec. "Troubleshooting")
> so manually changed the home directories for these users to '/dev/null'
> (I'm not sure is it save or good way).
I don't think it would be any problem to use /dev/null or anything
else in there, but it was probably the easiest thing to do (because
nobody bothers with writing weird home directory names for those
> WBR, Vladimir Lomov
> The Great Movie Posters:
> She's got the biggest six-shooters in the West!
> -- The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
> CAST OF 3,000!
> 4 WRITERS,
> 2 DIRECTORS,
> 3 CAMERAMEN,
> 3 PRODUCERS!
> 1 YEAR TO MAKE THIS FILM --
> 24 YEARS TO REHEARSE --
> 20 YEARS TO DISTRIBUTE!
> BEAUTIFUL BEYOND WORDS!
> AWE-INSPIRING! VITAL!
> THE PRINCE OF PEACE PROVIDES THE ANSWER TO EVERY PROBLEM!
> Be Brave--bring your troubles and your family to:
> HISTORY'S MOST SUBLIME EVENT! YOU'LL FIND GOD RIGHT IN THERE!
> -- The Prince of Peace (1948). Starring members of the
> Wichita Mountain Pageant featuring Millard Coody as Jesus.
A bit off-topic, but please, and I mean YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO drop it.
`fortune -s` and it could be here, but otherwise you don't know what
you'll get and you might end up with your signature longer than your
actual message. So fix it.
stop html mail | always bottom-post
www.asciiribbon.org | www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html
GPG KEY: 5EAAEA16 | Arch Linux x86_64, zsh, mutt, vim.
# vim:set textwidth=70:
More information about the arch-general