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
so manually changed the home directories for these users to '/dev/null'
(I'm not sure is it save or good way).
WBR, Vladimir Lomov
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04-17-2012, 04:47 PM
The proper "home" directories for 'no-login' users
On Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:39:46 +0900
Vladimir Lomov wrote:
> (another question raises: why two
> variants? why not just '/bin/false' or '/sbin/nologin'?
Qmail uses true. nologin has some customisable functionality such as
displaying a message. It mainly comes down to the source/maintainer.