A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent root directory for the current running process and its children.

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vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot

I want to setup a anonymous only ftp server (able to upload files). Here is my config file: listen=YES anonymous_enable=YES anon_root=/var/www/ftp local_enable=YES write_enable=YESr. ...
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How to lock a user into a directory (not SSH)

I have regular users who are not SSH'd into a machine but are accessing the machine directly. How can I lock them into their home directory or any directory? At the moment they can successfully run rm ...
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Is it advisable to run Apache in a chroot jail?

I have been advised by a sysadmin guy I know, to run Apache in a chroot jail, for increased security. I have the following questions: Is this advisable (i.e. are there any 'gotcha's that I need to ...
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Chrooting Shell Environment on debian wheezy

I created a chrooted user on a directory /home/jail, Inside my /home/jail are the bin,dev,etc,home,lib,lib64 and usr directories. /home/jail/ {bin,dev,etc,home,lib,lib64,usr} are all owned by ...
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Why is update-grub unable to find my root device?

I created a new root partition and I am trying run update-grub inside a chroot. I bindmount the following for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done update-grub ...
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Ubuntu - can non-root user run process in chroot jail?

Is it possible for a non-root user to run a chroot process on Ubuntu?
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Chroot doesn't work in PHP5-FPM + nginx

I have added two line in: "/etc/php5/fpm/php-fpm.conf". There are: chroot = /home/user/www/public_html chdir = / In the server section of my: /etc/nginx/sites-available/default: root ...
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Allow dev user to edit files that sometimes belong to www-data

This question has been asked time and time again but none of the answers seem to answer my specific question - either that or I'm not getting it. Anyway, as per the title, I'm trying to limit our web ...
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“No input file specified” when running php under fastcgi inside chroot under nginx outside of chroot

I have a scenario with nginx/1.4.6 running on Ubuntu 14.04 but with php/5.2.10 inside a chroot Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala). My issue is that all requests to php files result in the dreaded "No input ...
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Chef installation in a chroot (packer): not starting services

I'm trying to use packer.io to create a machine image for a server who's deployment I already have automated using Chef (chef-solo specifically), using the amazon-chroot builder and the chef-solo ...
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Name Server with Multiple IPs

We have multiple internet connections attached to my company's network, from different providers, and there are authoritative name servers on the network as well, also with an IP from each of those ...
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Chrooted user logged out immediately after login

I am trying to use chroot to setup a user who can login via ssh and limit access to the /var/www directory. The server is on AWS running Amazon Linux 64-bit, openssh installed. I used ssh-keygen to ...
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How to run “apt-get” in chroot from systemrescuecd?

I boot with systemrescuecd 4.3.1, and run like below. $ mkdir /tmp/os $ mount /dev/sda1 /tmp/os $ mount -o bind /sys /tmp/os/sys $ mount -o bind /dev /tmp/os/dev $ mount -o bind /proc /tmp/os/proc $ ...
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chroot with sftp on centos 6.5

I'm trying to get sftp working with proper chroot configuration on Centos 6.5 server. As for now I get: sftp user@000.000.000.000 User@000.000.000.000's password: Write failed: Broken pipe Couldn't ...
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Chrooted user can't login with SSH

I created a new user with no shell access like this: useradd -g www -d /www/user01 -p ****** -s /sbin/nologin user01 Then in my sshd_config I add those lines: AllowUsers user01 user02 manager ...
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Is there a windows equivalent to chroot?

On a *nix system I can use a chroot to isolate 2 processes from each other and from the rest of the system. Is there any similar security system under windows? Or is there any way to prevent 2 ...
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Page displays “File not found” when I enable php-fpm chroot on debian wheezy apache2.2

I set up a chroot jail for a user "bob". bob is located in /var/jails/bob Bob has a site which is located in /var/jails/bob/bobssite.com/public_html Everything seems to work so far, including the ...
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VSFTPD seems to ignore the configuration settings

I have been batling with vsftpd for days now. I started with trying to setup seceure vsftpd on my current Centos 5.6 server but could not lock users down to their home directories. I spent days ...
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server side cd on sftp client connect

Is there a way with sftp to have it configured server-side to run a cd command when a client connects? I have my users thrown in to chroot, the folder has to be root:root chowned and cannot be ...
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OpenBSD chroot for nginx/Apache file permissions

I haven't been able to find a satisfying answer on Goole or the various Stack forums: I noticed that files under /var/www (where nginx and I believe Apache are chrooted by default) have permissions ...
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ProFTPD - User can't create directory when in a chroot jail

I've got a CentOS release 6.5 with Webmin and configured ProFTPd 1.34. I've put my users in a chroot jail. When they logon they are chrooted to their own home directory. But there is a problem when ...
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nginx+php-fpm(chroot). No input file specifed

OS: Centos PHP: 5.5.6 Nginx: 1.4.4 Nginx conf server { listen 80; server_name example.ltd; root /srv/example.ltd/www; index index.php; access_log /srv/example.ltd/logs/nginx-main.log main; ...
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Only allow user SSH access to one directory

I have a server running Centos 6.4 and I need to allow a freelancer access to one folder on the server to upload some code and do some testing - I have set their home directory in /etc/passwd to: ...
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How do I properly chroot Nginx and uwsgi?

I have a pretty good idea of how to do this, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to be seriously screwing stuff up before I deployed it. I have a web application which uses uwsgi and nginx, and ...
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Setting up a chroot sftp on debian server

I'm trying to allow a user "user" to access my server by either sftp or ssh. I want to jail them into a directory with chroot. I read the instructions here however it does not work. I did the ...
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chroot 64 bit -> 32 bit = 'command not found'

Very obviously 32 bit cannot chroot to 64 bit but I am confident that I have successfully chrooted from 64 bit to 32 bit using Gentoo but when I [root@localhost ~]# mount /dev/vg_atom1/lv_root ...
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How to give developer shell access to use GIT and manage code, nothing else?

In CentOS 6.5 (SElinux off, chroot) with Webmin/Virtualmin (latest version) I want to give a developer access to SSH within /home/site so he can use only git to manage the code. I also want to give ...
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How to chroot FreeRadius

I have set up FreeRADIUS 2.1.12 on Debian for authentication in a WPA2-Enterprise environment. Now I'd like to jail it with chroot. There is a parameter in radiusd.conf configuration file pointing to ...
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suPHP : proper use of the chroot feature

I started using suPHP recently, and I'm spending an amazing amount of time debugging the configurations and different compile options to get something that actually works. I've tried contacting the ...
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VSFTPD how chroot not chrooted users in /home?

I need to chroot all local users to their home directories, but one user should have access to all user directories. If I put admin_user in chroot_list_file he has access for whole file system. I want ...
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SFTP restrict users to a few directories

I run a game server and I have a few people that I want to give access too the server to help develop. I am trying to let them have access to only these directories /var/www/Update /root/gamed/config ...
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using /bin/bash in a chroot environment - symlink or mount

A user connects via ssh. The user is also chroot-ed to their home directory. The goal is security. Since the user is chroot-ed, when they login /bin/bash is not found. Obviously the user needs ...
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chroot user to var/www/html

Can I limit a user login through sftp only can see and change files under var/www/html folder? I tried below, but then I can't login in Transmit through sftp # adduser user_www # passwd user_www # ...
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Chrooted SFTP user - Write permission denied even for owner

On CentOS release 6.5 (Final) I created a restricted user test1 useradd -s /bin/false test1 and configured ssd_config as following Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match User test1 ...
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bad ownership or modes for chroot directory component

I created the user MY_USER. Set his home dir to /var/www/RESTRICTED_DIR, which is the path he should be restricted to. Then I edited sshd_config and set: Match user MY_USER ChrootDirectory ...
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Why running named(bind) in chroot is so important for security? Or maybe it is not ?

I'm playing with bind and started wondering why this software is for example in CentOS running in chroot. Don't misunderstood me I know what bind is and what chroot (jail) is for. But my main wonder ...
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build user chroot on first login

I'm using ldap for remote user authentication and I basically need to either figure out how to: a. chroot a user on machine b from machine a via nfs,(which doesn't seem possible without mounting ...
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Chrooted ssh user cannot ssh into server : broken pipe

I just tried the following to add a new user, chroot the user and give him access to the folder /home/me/public_html via sftp and ssh : ##the following command are done by root or a sudo user useradd ...
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Apache + PHP-FPM + chroot results “File not found.” error

I want to set chroot to the DocumentRoot using PHP-FPM pools' chroot attribute. With the settings below, whatever I do I get only a "File not found." error: /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/example.conf ...
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ChrootDirectory for SFTP user in virtual host directory with write permissions and SuPHP

I am trying to give a SFTP user (user2) writeable access to a virtual host directory (website) in /var/www/mywebsite under Ubuntu 12.04. I have setup sshd_config to use Chrooting so that this user ...
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df shows too much space on tmpfs

I have a server (SLES 11 running on a VMware hypervisor if that matters) with a tmpfs partition meant for mysql temporary tables, and I run mysql chrooted. df -h gives me strange outpupt: ...
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How can I get openSSL to run on my web server with a PHP5-FPM chroot?

On my web server, I changed the chroot to only have access to the root of my website's home directory as opposed to the rest of the file system, for security purposes. However, I've noticed that since ...
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SSH chroot solution for Mutt

We have an environment tailored for our users to log in via ssh and instead of gaining access directly to a shell, users have a script in place of a shell. The script simply launches Mutt on the ...
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openssh sftp chroot: two levels of access

I would like to achieve the following with OpenSSH's internal-sftp, chroot and Match directive: Users belonging to group sftpuser should have read and write access to /srv/sftp/{username} (or ...
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bind9 in a chroot jail - necessary or not?

I always used to keep my bind9 installation in a chroot jail. Now I upgraded my vServer and have to install bind9 over again. Due to the virtualization solution my hosting provider uses, I cannot ...
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Why is chroot system call not available to non root user?

I was reading description about setuid on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setuid I was unable to understand how chroot is related to setuid as mention in following paragraph from wikipedia ...
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pureftpd virtual user access

I need to create multiple virtual users to have access to a home directory of a user, even though i have set up the chroot according to documentation. Restarting ftp server: Running: ...
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How to set ulimit in chroot with --userspec

I have script to create a minimal chroot (below), but I can't figure out how to get ulimit to work on the chroot'ed process: #!/bin/bash user=$1 apps="$2" cmd_to_run="$3" shift 3 ...
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Mininet additional veth pair between host and server

For those who don’t know - Mininet is a tool that allows for the automated creation of multiple OVS switches, chroot linux ‘containers’ as hosts and links them all together to prototype OVS powered ...
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vsftp error: 500 OOPS: child died

I installed vsftp, and then setup the config file as following: anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES local_umask=022 chroot_local_user=NO chroot_list_enable=YES ...