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How to change users full name on Debian

I'm working on a Debian server as an inexperienced admin. I need to change the full name of a user (not the login name) provided during adduser USERNAME. How can I do this? I didn't find such an ...
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Puppet do wrong command for create user

I have 2 debian boxes. One with puppetmaster, second with puppetd. # puppet -V 2.7.18 In manifest i have: group { "tipadima": ensure => present, } user { "tipadima": ...
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Is there an console based usermanagement-tool for debian?

i'm using Debian Squeeze. I just wondered if there is a simple console (maybe curses) based user-management-tool for Debian? I'm not looking for something bloated like YAST, but for somthing simple ...
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Debian Simple Gui for adding/removing users for protective directories

We have a hosted site with a directory that is password protected. I need to have a user who knows very little about computers, maintain the users that have access to this directory. The list is ...
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See all logged in users on Debian server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know what user belongs to what ip on debian Is there a way to see a list of all current logged in user on a Debian server? Sometimes it is very useful to do so, ...
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Limit bandwidth using tc, iptables, and htb

I'm running a Debian server and was wondering if there are good resources out there, to which you can point me, where I can read about traffic limitations. I have couple users sharing one server. ...
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Log into Windows/Mac OS X authorised against users on a Linux server

We have a Linux server, and about 10 Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) workstations and 5 Windows (mostly 7, some XP) workstations and are looking at expanding. Is it possible to log into ...
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LDAP loginShell on platforms with different paths

I'm using LDAP to deal with users and authentication across my network. I'm now adding FreeBSD hosts and have hit a problem with login shells. on Linux, shells tend to be in /bin/$shellname, so ...
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Jail users in a directory

I have a vps running debian OS and would like to create user accounts on it. I want it so that when the user logs in with sftp, everything in var appears to be their home directory and they cannot ...
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1 server for only 1 website, should I use the root user or another user?

So I need a server that will host only 1 website. I will install debian as O.S. I want to know: do I need to setup an user to do my stuff or, considering I will the only user of the server, I can use ...
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Shared configuration for Eclipse on Debian server

I've manually installed the latest Eclipse on our debian server and wanted to configure it so all users share the same configuration. It turned out less obvious than I thought: I don't seem to be able ...
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SSH keys fail for one user

I just set up a new Debian server. I disabled root SSH and password auth, so you've gotta use a key file. For my primary user, everything works exactly as expected. I used ssh-keygen -t dsa and got ...
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How to move the /root directory on Debian

I would like to move my root user's directory to a larger partition. Sometimes "he" runs out of space when performing tasks. Here are my partitions: host3:~# df Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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Users cleaning in debian

I'm running a webserver at slicehost and decided to delete unused/unnecessary users. But I really don't know which ones are necessary for the system to work I use it as apache webserver with mysql, ...
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Limited SFTP access under Debian

under debian, I want to create a user who can only access to a specific folder (ie /home/user/some/folder/ (this folder already exists) , can do anything that he wants like modify, create delete a ...
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Apache2 - Run Apache as the user's account

I just got my very own Linux (Debian Stable) server, and installed Apache2, PHP5 and MySQL. It's supposed to be used for hosting of my own and others websites. As it is now, Apache is running as its ...
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Debian and users

After a fresh GNU/Linux Debian install I can see that a lot of users are created: daemon bin sys games man lp mail news uucp proxy list irc gnats Debian-exim statd identd This os is running on a ...
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How do I create an interactive daemon login?

I run a service on a debian/linux machine which runs at boot with a 'screen' session I can always attach to. I would like to create a username which I can run this service as. At the moment I use a ...