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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] End of an Era: shell access.

Hi David,

 Thanks for the questions. Â

Users with the restricted shell will have the same home directories that they do currently, which will remain the place for authorized keys. ÂYou won't be able to edit(vi/emacs/ed) files directly within the restricted shell, so you will need to upload them via scp/rsync. If you want a more 'interactive' type of access I'd suggest looking into using libfuse, and specifically the sshfs file system.

The restricted shell allows rsync, so there should be zero impact. If you'd like to test in advance, drop me a line and I'll set you up.


On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 3:23 PM David Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On 8/23/19 14:24, Matthew Ward wrote:
Hi Everyone,

 I just wanted to follow up with a reminder that on August 28th we will be moving committers that have an actual shell on Eclipse.org to our restricted shell.

I'd like to thank both Donat and Etienne on the Buildship RelEng team who volunteered to test this change, and helped me confirm that this change should be minimally disruptive.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Thanks for the reminder.

Will those of use that still want to use 'scp' and similar still have a 'home directory' (on "build"?) and is that still the place for .ssh/authorized_keys2? Or, does all that change with "restricted shell"?

If a change, can you point me to instructions on how to set that up? I would assume some form of "ssh-copy-id hostname" but thought best not to assume and ask explicitly.

In case you are wondering, the use case, for using scp and similar is to download a number of builds to my local machine (without going through web interfaces).
Now that I think of it, I currently use rsync via ssh, such as

Ârsync -a -e ssh ${committer_id}@build.eclipse.org:${dlpath} "${output_dir}"

Will that still work with a restricted shell? Or, will I need to convert to "scp"?


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