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RE: Public Web server Help
From: "Shawn Jackson" <sjackson () horizonusa com>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 08:56:29 -0800

SJ> Does anyone know of any of have any document on how to 
lock users in 
SJ> their home directories using SSH? In the UNIX/Telnet 
world there was 
SJ> a way, I just don't know if it migrated to the Linux world.

Why? They won't be able to access other user's directories 
nor do any harm to a properly configured system.

True, other users home directories are protected, but IMHO you can never
be to careful. Even though they may not be able to damage the system
they can poke around. Locking them in the home will (hopefully) mitigate
the risk of them trying exploits or rootkits.

I've used a commercial package for web-based shared server management 
for Linux/FreeBSD called cPanel WHM http://www.cpanel.net/ It seems 
to be overpriced, but I have no doubts in the existence of cheaper 
and/or open-source management products.

I used a program called Pleask (or something like that) a *long* time
ago. I'm not really interesting in giving them a Control Panel, mainly
because I don't want to buy one. Basically all I really want is to get
the system as secure/stable as possible so I don't have to worry about
it. My 2K box that hosted them before had uptime of over 4 9's with both
IIS and Exchange, but took some hand-holding. Because this is at my own
house and I do have a fairly large pipe I want to keep my mind at ease.

Shawn Jackson
Systems Administrator
Horizon USA
1190 Trademark Dr #107
Reno NV 89521

Email: sjackson () horizonusa com
Phone: (775) 858-2338
       (800) 325-1199 x338 

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