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xserve - 'caged' user folders on another volume?

...using ssh.

     
11:43 am on Aug 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Dear All,

I'm a bit new to our (recently purchased) xServe. In a normal *nix configuration I am quite able to add new users to the 'usr' config file, in attributing each a 'caged' folder to which they are confined upon login, but I am finding that doing the same in the xServe is a bit more complicated due to its use of Open Directory and lookupd. In addition, my users will have only ssh access to the server.

Can anyone give me some pointers, or direct me to a tutorial/web site on the subject?

Many thanks in advance.

7:26 am on Aug 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I've found solutions, but they are inapplicable to the older version of OpenSSH shipped with Leopard Server.

I would like to upgrade to OpenSSH v.5.1 (as it includes the 'chrootDirectory' directive needed for the manip), but I am not sure how to proceed because of my lack of knowledge about Leopard's needs/dependencies for the SSH protocol. Again, has anyone made this upgrade with any success? Thanks.

[edited by: Josefu at 7:26 am (utc) on Aug. 31, 2008]

7:14 pm on Sept 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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For what it's worth, when I've had questions like this in the past, I've found that the Unix/Linux forum here has often been more help than the Mac forum.
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Thank you for your kind reply. I will post the question there now. Cheers!