SUMMARY: HOWTO restrict cd command

From: Andres Martinez <>
Date: Tue Nov 18 2003 - 12:12:04 EST
Thanks all who replied.

Many people suggested using rksh, however this restricts entirely the use of
"cd" command, which wouldn't allow us to navigate through a user's home dir.

Yet other people commented on using acls and general permissions but of
course this would be a huge endeavour, and as many pointed out, you cannot
restrict access to absoulutely every dir, you'll allways have holes by using
this method.

In brief, most people who replied commented that using this sort of
restrictions without "chroot" is rather inadequate, specially if you wish to
grant access for a certain user to a particular application.

Ing. Andris Alejandro Martmnez Sanchez
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