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Server Elves
Authored by: heavyboots on Aug 24, '05 10:49:44PM

So I managed to get this working, but to be perfectly honest, I'm not 100% sure how! (I should note that my friend hypothesizes server elves are the real reason, btw...) :-D

In 10.3.5 at least (what update?), I noticed that there seems to be something else that needs to be restarted or reloaded before the path changes take effect. Therefore, it seems like I only get one shot per day at getting the path right. I have no idea why this is, but I ended up giving up on it and going away for the weekend. When I came back, the exact same things that weren't working last week are now working perfectly and the only difference seems to be that I left it alone and the server did something--probably during periodic maintenance--to Make It All Better.

It is worth noting that when you're making users, it seems easiest to just use the Inspector part of the WGM to add a new Home property with the correct path. I had zero luck messing with the Home folder area.

And finally, if you're going to restrict the user to their Home folder, as mentioned by Schwei, you need to put the /bin, /etc, and /usr folder *inside* the user's Home folder. It is semantically a bit tricky but the original instructions actually do mention that "Following example is for chrooting to /Users", meaning that his example is setting it up so they will have access to everything inside /Users it looks like.

All in all though, I'm really really happy to have this working! Definitely makes my life easier and the server more secure.

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One last note on CVS
Authored by: heavyboots on Aug 24, '05 10:52:42PM

BTW, the CVS step in the original instructions isn't working anymore. Just go to and manually download the latest version from there and apply the patch.

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