RE: Public Web server Help

From: Shawn Jackson (
Date: 03/29/04

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    Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 09:20:39 -0800
    To: "Andrew Shore" <>, "Alexander Lukyanenko" <>

    > OK this probably isn't over help full but I seen to think
    > that CHROOT may help lock users in.
    > Please feel free to let me know if I'm talking crap ;)

    I heard chroot jail from a number of people. My past experiences with
    chroot jails (like for Amavisd/Postfix) have been that I need to make a
    copy of the file system (/bin, /sbin, /usr/bin...) in the chroot'ed jail
    for the program to access those files.

    Will a SSHd chroot jail work differently then a 'normal' chroot jail? I
    haven't set up the coffee IV yet, so this might not be clicking in my
    mind :-).

    Shawn Jackson
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