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Date:      Tue, 26 Sep 2006 01:38:22 -0400
From:      John Cruz <>
Subject:   Creating New Users over Telnet/SSH
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So a friend of mine is interested in creating a FreeBSD telnet/SSH box 
for people in his networking class to screw with. He said he wants to do 
something like what happens when you telnet into
sdf.* *and if you're a new user you just type new and go 
from there, but I've never done this or looked into it, so I was 
wondering if any of you had any ideas on how to do this.


User telnets to the server. if they have a username and password, they 
put it in. If they don't, then they are taken to a place where they can 
create a new account (on lonestar, it says it's taking you to a "NEWUSER 
mkacct server" to do this then asks me to put in FEP commands for 
creating shell accounts)

It gives you the options and disclaimer and such and you have to agree 
then choose a username.

Then it asks you more questions like zip code and password and such and 
it finally creates your user account, you can then log in to the system.

Lonestar is using netBSD, we are going to use FreeBSD 6.1

Any info on how to accomplish this is greatly appreciated.

-John Cruz

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