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Log out a user and delete the account

I am having a problem on the server (CentOS 6, Plesk 11.5) where a particular user is using a mass mailer and is blacklisting our IP address. I have tried to delete this user using: /usr/sbin/userdel ...
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Configuration management, shared files, etc with a Laptop

I have a couple computers sitting around in my home network. They all run the same version of Ubuntu, and I would like to unify their configuration to some extent. At my university, you can log in to ...
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Local Account Creation Date

For compliance purposes there is the need to fetch information regarding local (user and non-user) accounts creation date on UNIX machines. Is there any way (even if it's not the most reliable or ...
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Can we configure different shells for different users on a single Linux/Unix distribution?

Well, this is not something that I want to do but I ask this question to know more about Shell configuration in Unix/Linux systems. So, the situation that I want an answer to is the following -: As ...
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Which amongst the given option is TRUE about login shell?

Which amongst the given option is TRUE about the login shell? The login shell varies every time the user logs in. The kernel decides on the availability of the shell during login. The login shell ...
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Can sudo replace su?

There is much duplication of functionality on Linux-based systems, for example these do the same thing: sudo --login --user <user> sudo su - <user> The sudo-only approach looks more ...
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Permisison/Ownership issue with secondary FTP account

I have Centos 6.5 final. I have chroot setup and working properly and I also installed vsftpd. I now need to create a new user named extDeveloper and give this user access to a specific account. I ...
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Why Service accounts in Linux and Unix Systems? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding Linux and Unix non-user service accounts. We know there are user accounts in Linux , what are (non-user) service accounts such as daemon,news, bin, etc used for? $cat ...
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unnecessary accounts in linux

It is recommended in hardening that unnecessary accounts be removed. Do these accounts include process and daemon accounts? What security problems exist with unnecessary user accounts? Can attackers ...
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How to unlock admin account

By mistake I locked my admin account on Debian with passwd -l. I'm trying with live CD to unlock my account with no sucess. I've tried editing passwd file by removing x, but that didn't work. ...
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/home/user: change directory failed error

I just installed Arch reading from the Beginners' Guide on the Arch Wiki. Once I rebooted Arch, I logged into root then I added my own personal account: useradd fox then passwd fox and set my password ...
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How come each program or service has an account of its own in /etc/passwd?

I checked out the /etc/passwd file and I'm surprised to see that there are 35 different accounts, even though I'm the only user on this computer. I see that the accounts have names like mail, news, ...
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GetMail with multiple accounts

How can I check multiple accounts with getmail. I have 50 accounts on the same external server. Can I use other solution than separate config file for each account ?
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When is an account displayed on the Unity login screen?

What are the exact rules for an account to be offered for login on the Unity login screen? I figured out: Locked accounts are still displayed Without password are still displayed Marked as ...
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Mutt imap multiple account

My first question on this site, I come quickly. I'm a fan of command line tools and text-based application. I use tmux with a minimalist tiling wm is qtile, I can not change the environment. I'm a ...
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How can I create automatically expiring user accounts?

This is what I'd like to be able to do: After a user's account is created, they should be able to ssh-tunnel, but their account is automatically removed after 30 days unless the countdown is reset by ...
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How do find the LDAP connection details that the Solaris box uses to authenticate users?

The Solaris box is configured to use LDAP and has no local user accounts. This is the output of the nsswitch.conf file: bash-3.2$ less /etc/nsswitch.conf passwd: files [NOTFOUND=continue] ldap ...
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How to find out out WHEN an user account was locked

With passwd -S user_name one can find out, if an account is locked, but is there a way to find out when it was locked and who it locked? Further links: http://serverfault.com/a/485760/78439 Disable ...
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Empathy sets status to “offline” when I set it to “invisible”?

my system is Fedora 18 and my empathy version is 3.6.4, when I change the Empathy status to invisible, it changes to offline and contact lists disappear and my profile status changes to ...