[ILUG] [OT] Login Shell
thomas at medianet.ie
Wed Oct 20 14:55:04 IST 1999
On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, John Hegarty wrote:
> Is there any way to use ftp to change your login shell. I have full ftp
> access but can not login normally. Its on a FreeBSD computer.
No legitamate way anyway. Normally the reason for allowing full ftp
access but not normal logins is security (eg an ISP's webserver will give
you FTP access to their server, but not neccessarily shell access on the
If of course you are supposed to login normally, but have f**ked something
up talk to the administrator of the box and get him to fix it.
 I'm sure there are FTP servers out there which will have big holes
the size of Africa in.
 Not mine okay :)
Thomas Bridge Senior Hostmaster/Sysadmin, VIA NET.WORKS Ireland.
thomas.bridge at via-net-works.ie
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