On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 02:19:09PM -0500, Bill Moran wrote:
> Jay Sern Liew wrote:
> >Greetings.
> >
> >     Basically, I have this group of users, that I give SSH/SFTP access, 
> >     but I
> >don't want them to be able to see the complete file hierarchy and ``cd'' to
> >them. I just want a user to be able to access the user's home, and that's 
> >it
> Look at the docs on the chroot command, this is what you want (I think)
> I'm not 100% sure how to make sshd do a chroot when you log in, but I'd
> be real surprised if it's terribly difficult to do.
> >Has anyone wanted to do this before?
> Absolutely, this is very common.
> >I was thinking, or maybe I
> >could redirect that group of users to use a different version of the 
> >command
> >``cd'' and ``ls'' so that it will only work within their home directories.
> You could, but that's probably a more difficult solution.
WIth "cd" it's effectively impossible to write a replacement for it.
It's builtin into the shell, any program/script that does a cd cannot
affect the current directory that is the parent of that script.

   Cliff Sarginson 
   The Netherlands

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