On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 11:03:46 +0100
Zacharie Elcor <zelcor(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 09:18:37 +0800, Robert Storey
> On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 01:28:50 +0100
> Zacharie Elcor <zelcor(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > I want to create a restricted user without password that can only
> > use a web browser.
> > I added a user named "visitor" and created in his home dir a file
> > .xsession that contains:
> > firefox
> > so that when he logs in, firefox is launched, and when he closes
> > firefox, he is logged out.
> > This works fine but he is still able to ctrl+alt+F(1-6) and log in
> > to browse the file system.
> > To prevent that, I tried to set /bin/false as the default shell
> > for that user in /etc/passwd but this also prevented him to log in
> > graphically.
> > Is there a way to be sure that "visitor" will only be able to
> > browse the web and not the file system ? any security issues ?
> > Thanks for help
> A relatively way to do this would be to use rbash (or "bash -r") as
> the user shell. For details, see "man bash" and search on the word
I tried that but this had the same effect than using /bin/false as the
I'm surprised that rbash didn't do what you wanted, but whatever. The
only other thing I can suggest is that KDE has a "kiosk" mode. I haven't
tried it though, but have heard that it's good.