SUMMARY: Disabling user accounts

From: Meg Grice (
Date: Wed May 26 1993 - 01:13:01 CDT

> From mlg Tue May 25 12:33:44 1993
> To:,
> I need to be able to disable user accounts for various reasons -- such
> as the student or employee is no longer at the university or perhaps
> they have a too easy to guess password.
> I usually use an alternate shell which displays a message stating the
> reason that the account is disable and who to contact to get the
> account enabled again. However, this method still allows students
> to ftp in to the system.
> Is there a way to disable the ftp also?
> Thanks for your help.
Thank you for the quick answers. I should clarify that I did not
wish to change the password. I want the users to be able to log
in and see the message the is displayed.

I was hoping for a way to make ftp check the shell and allow ftp
only if the user has a valid shell. But this does not seem to be

I received the answer from several people to put the user name in
/etc/ftpusers. Thanks for the polite reply even though is is
in the manual on the Ultrix computers. By the way, it is not on
the man page for SunOS.

M. L. Grice ( Computer Science, UMKC
UNIX Systems Administrator 5100 Rockhill Road
USA:816-235-5212 Kansas City, MO 64110

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