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SSH Security and You - /bin/false is *not* security   
Tuesday, September 14 2010 @ 01:07 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod

HowtoWhile at RIT around 2004 or 2005, I discovered that a few important machines at the datacenter allowed all students, faculty, and staff to authenticate against them via ssh. Everyone's shells appear to be set to /bin/false (or some derivative) on said machines, so the only thing you'll see after you authenticate is the login banner and your connection will close. I thought to myself, "Fine, no shell for me. I wonder if port forwarding works?"

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