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Re: Why do system users have shells?

On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 04:34:52PM -0500, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> But there are programs that don't use su -s. E.g., custom logins
> (non-anonymous) from wu-ftpd will fail if the login shell is set to
> /bin/false.

You can add /bin/false to /etc/shells to fix that, but actually it is a
feature to prevent exactly this. login with system user accounts.


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