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The title basically says it all.

I have web user that needs to ssh a remote server. Said web user has no home folder. I have no root access to give it one. Has anyone had this problem before?

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Do you have full command line access when you connect via ssh? If so, what's your cwd when you login? – Doug Harris Nov 30 '11 at 22:41
What is in their second to last field in /etc/passwd then? – Paul Nov 30 '11 at 23:59

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