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Re: how to restrict user logons

On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 01:28:13AM -0600, Art Sackett wrote:
> Just a thought, might not even work: howzabout defining the user's shell
> (in /etc/passwd) to be a symlink, say, /bin/timelock, then just wiggling
> the symlink twice per day via cron to target either /bin/false or 
> /bin/bash, as appropriate?

It would be a nightmare of races.  Why not just use an already proven
- albeit not security perfect and sometimes a bit elaborate, but hey,
that's software :) - solution like PAM?

Andrea Glorioso		sama(at)aglorioso(dot)com
			Padua, Italy

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