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Hello all. I have been thinking what Linux cant do. And well it can do nearly everything. And I also think It can do this. but I have no idea. ...
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    Can Linux do this?


    Hello all.

    I have been thinking what Linux cant do.
    And well it can do nearly everything.
    And I also think It can do this. but I have no idea.

    I want to know if Linux can:
    - Simulate Active Directory
    - Make a all the other users Invisible for each other. Eg the /home will onyl contain them selfs as will the /etc/passwd
    - Make user x able to execute file 1 make user y able to edit the file and make user z unable to see the file at all.
    - Crash when you dont touch it.

    Can theses things be done with Linux?

    Thanks

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    Robin
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinVossen View Post
    - Make a all the other users Invisible for each other. Eg the /home will onyl contain them selfs as will the /etc/passwd
    To hide everyone's home directories just change the permissions to be readable only to the owner. I don't think you can hide the users from the /etc/passwd without stopping users from reading all of the file.
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    For Active Directory, checkout LDAP (openldap is the name of the package).

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    I suspect that 2 and 3 could be done with a chroot jail. chroot changes what your / directory is, so with a cleverly set-up sandbox, you can create any type of environment that you wish.

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    Ok, thanks This is all I needed to know.
    I knew I could do 2 with Chroot.
    But well my Teacher didnt belive me.
    So, thanks to you all I have something to put under his nose and make him say 'Sorry'! =)
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