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Old 4th June 2008
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adduser is what I usually use, it works well and is effective.

My *personal* opinion, the create there own account thing is a nice idea (especially if there are a lot of users) but if you are going to try setuid to root on it, be careful !!!

If doing that, I would use a custom program that restricts what things they can do -- for example blocking them from setting their own user and group ID numbers, allowing them to set their group(s) or restrained to only a few 'safe' groups you choose. The script can always wrap around the pw utility.

Stuff like that ;-)

Ok, so I am paranoid as much as I am lazy...
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