Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 52313
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2009/1/5-8 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:52313 Activity:kinda low
1/3     no hurry but do you know of:
        $ chsh
        Password:
        Enter the new value, or press return for the default
         Login Shell [/usr/local/bin/bash]: /bin/zsh
        failed: Insufficient access
        \_ Yes. For now, email root@csua if you'd like to change your shell.
           \_ oh i'm more interested in the how'd this happen/why, from a
              system analysis/no fault point of view.  was it the ldap?
              \_ Yeah, it's the LDAP. sudo'ing chsh worked last time I tried
                 which, admittedly, was a while ago. We may just move back to
                 passwd and put up LDAP w/ a passwd backend. --t
           \_ The underlying reason is that the way we 'sorry' people
              who need to have their account disabled is by changing
              their shell.  If you can change your own shell, you could
              connect to LDAP directly and change it to be un-sorried.
              So we need to figure out a way to fix that little
              loophole...  that's why changing shell is disabled.  As
              mentioned earlier, email root@csua for shell changes.
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