[SunHELP] Invalid shell

Matthew Hattersley MatthewHattersley at businessserve.co.uk
Fri Jun 3 09:42:42 CDT 2005

I tend to find that /bin/false works nicely ;)

Plus I see no reason not to just use vi, as opposed to vipw....

The only reason I can see to use vipw is on a bsd box where /etc/passwd is
the clear text version of the password db.
-----Original Message-----
From: adh at an.bradford.ma.us [mailto:adh at an.bradford.ma.us] 
Sent: 02 June 2005 12:23
To: sunhelp at sunhelp.org
Subject: Re: [SunHELP] Invalid shell

" From: guna sekaran <guna_p3 at yahoo.com>
" In solaris 2.6,how to assign an invalid shell to user
" account smtp,where the uid of smtp and the root is 0.i
" cant use usermod command since it requires uid.is
" there any way to assign an invalid account to the user
" smtp.

read up on /usr/ucb/vipw and the passwd file format, then change the
smtp shell to /dev/null.
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