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RE: new e-mail accounts (group 500 users)
Hi Philipp,

you can set the shell for the mail-only users from i.e. /bin/bash to
/bin/false or any other not existent program.
Have a look at your /etc/passwd and edit as mentioned.
This user cant't login without having a valid shell. POP3 and SMTP still
works fine for those users.

If you like users only to not use your sshd, go to your sshd config file
You can use the "DenyUsers" sshd directive.

entries are separated by spaces, like this:
DenyUsers user1 user2 user3


-----Original Message-----
From: Philipp Snizek [mailto:mailinglists@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 8:02 AM
To: suse-security@xxxxxxxx
Subject: new e-mail accounts (group 500 users)

Dear list-users,

If I make a new e-mail account for my sendmail it's the same as if I made a
new user account for the mail server. People could login e.g. through ssh.
How can I restrict access to only just the corresponding e-mail account so
users could not log on to the mail server by a terminal client?

Thank you


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