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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Jailkit not locking down SFTP, working for SSH

I installed jailkit on my CentOS 5.8 server, and configured it according to the online guides that I found. These are the commands that were executed as root: mkdir /var/jail jk_init -j /var/jail ...
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SFTP: file symlinks in a jailed (chrooted) directory

I'm trying to set up sftp so that a few trusted people can access/edit/create some files. I have jailed a user into their home directory (/home/name) but have run into a problem. I want for them to ...
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Is there a chroot build script somewhere?

I am about to develop a little script to gather information for a chroot-jail. In my case this looks (at the first glance) pretty simple: The application has a clean rpm-install and did install ...
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can not run java inside grsec chroot

java runs well inside common chroot. however in a grsec hardened chroot it complains it has no enough memory to build VM. any ideas of how to make it run cause i really need a hardened chroot. ...
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Chrooted user does not start in his home directory and does not load his bash_profiles

If the users logs in, he starts in / of the chroot (Which is /var/jail on the real machine). I would like him to start in his home-dir. Also, he seems not to load any of his profile-files (.bash.rc ...
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Chroot seems to be missing some progs/libs. What's necessary to get default commandline behaviour?

I've set up a chrooted environment using this tutorial. But the commandline isn't displayed correctly. Instead of the usual user@hostname:/home/user# it displays -bash-4.1$. What programs are needed ...
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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 to jail users into a directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I chroot ssh connections? I want to jail a particular user into a directory (so they can sftp and ssh) using chroot on Debian. How can I do this? The man page ...
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Crossplatform “jail” for an application

We currently have a variety of systems (Linux, Solarix, *BSD, HP-UX ...) on which we are not allowed to install anything into / (but I have root access. That's strange, I know). But we'd like to run ...
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A specific user is unable to log in to vsftpd

I am setting up a new user let his name be ftpguy. He has access to only one directory /var/www/xxx. I have already chowned the directory so that he has write and read privileges. The user is also ...
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openssh sftp chroot

I chrooted a user to the directory /var/www/upload using ChrootDirectory /var/www/upload in my etc/ssh/sshd_config. The permissions of all the files in var/www/upload is 755 and owner is ...
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SFTP post upload hook

How would I run a script after a file has been successfully uploaded over (a chrooted) SFTP? I have this working on standard FTP connection using PureFTP ...
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PureFTPd : ChrootEveryone not working

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 with pure-ftpd version 1.0.35-1. I don't use database for the only user I have (ftpuser1 - localuser), but I want to lock him into his home directory. ...
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User can't SFTP after chroot

Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS I'm trying to chroot the user 'sam'. According to all the articles out there this should work, but apparently I'm still doing something wrong. The user: ...
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Is it possible to allow key based authentication for sshd_cofnig chroot sftp users?

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-30-generic x86_64) Server, with OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012. I'd like to configure chroot for sftp access using ...
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adding ChrootDirectory to sshd_config to jail a user prevents the user to login

i've created an user on ubuntu 10.04 and wanted to jail the user by disabling ssh shell and allow sftp. when there is no ChrootDirectory in the sshd_config the user can login just that it can see ...
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OpenSSH anything like 'internal-sftp' but for SCP?

I'm running Debian stable and I'm looking to establish the following environment for users in my 'sftponly' group: jailed can transfer with SFTP can transfer with SCP cannot login interactively with ...
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Chroot on startup

I have a script that runs on startup, but it wont launch a application in chroot. #!/bin/sh /usr/sbin/chroot /root/chrootdir/ /bin/sh -c "lighttpd -f /etc/lighttpd.conf -m /lib" echo "script ...
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SFTP fatal bad ownership or modes for chroot directory ubuntu 12.04

I just set up my SFTP server and it works fine when I use it from my first user account. I wanted to add a user which we will call 'magnarp'. At first I did like this in sshd_config: Subsystem sftp ...
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Link all LXC node APT caches to the host machine's APT cache

I have a number of LXC containers (ubuntu template) which all have their own separate APT caches. /var/lib/lxc/*/rootfs/var/cache/apt/archives/ I would like to have these linked to the host ...
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PHP-FPM Chroot jail corrupts timezone db?

I'm trying to setup a PHP-FPM Chroot jail on a new CentOS 6.3 box. I can get the chroot to work fine, in the sense that I can get php scripts to respond and echo things out. But, every time I use the ...
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vsftpd and home directories of chrooted local users

NOTE: Users are chrooted and their local_root is set to /srv/ftp. Why vsftpd forces local chrooted users to have home directory? It will refuse to work if there is not any. And I've found the ...
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ubuntu bind9 AppArmor read permission denied (chroot jail)

I am trying to run bind9 with chroot jail. I followed the steps mentioned at : http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_bind9_master_slave_system I am getting the following errors in my syslog: Jul 27 ...
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How to map authenticated Nginx users to their own directory?

I am writing a social networking site in C and serving it all up with Nginx. How can I make it so that authenticated users go to their own directory -ONLY- where a user-specific index.html resides. ...
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Chroot / sFtp / Ftps Problems

regular debian admin, i am faced to a complex situation and i appreciate your advices... I have a server with chroot environment that is working without problems up to now : Chroot user : store ...
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installing debian with debootstrap and lxc instead of debootstrap and chroot

So I need to 'install' (or rather prepare a root filesystem for) a Debian system and that was done with debootstrap and chroot before. However due to the not-very-existent isolation of chroots (with ...
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how to make sure that Apache processes is chrooted?

I am using Apache 2 on Debian 6. I tried to make Apache by using following resource: http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/securing-debian-howto/ap-chroot-apache-env.en.html how can i be sure that Apache ...
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update grub2 without hardware access (e.g. in a chroot)?

I'm writing a script that takes a master KVM image, converts it to VDI, makes a few changes to it, and offers it up for download. I need to update the kernel boot parameters for some of the newly ...
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Resource consumption of FreeBSD's jails

Just for curiosity. An example machine: an dedicated amd64 server with the last stable version of FreeBSD and UFS for the partitions. How much resources consume FreeBSD for each empty jail? I mean, I ...
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Extend Jailkit with command [closed]

I am running ISPConfig 3 using Jailkit on my server and need to add mercurial to all existing and new jailkit account. From what I understand, it will only be applied for new users.. how can I add ...
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PHP-FPM, chroot, Ubuntu Precise 12.04, and no access to DNS

There's a plenty of advices across the Internet on how to enable DNS in chroot. The problem is that there's no /lib/libnss* files in the Ubuntu Precise. I've tried to copy these files from /etc/: ...
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chroot'ing Apache to prevent shell scripts?

Recently I'm being told that a user has my system 'shelled.' While there hasn't been any unusual activity or errors in Apache error log, etc.. I'd rather be safe than sorry. So: If I run chroot ...
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chrooting user causes “connection closed” message when using sftp

First off I am a linux newbie so please don't assume much knowledge. I am using CentOS 5.8 (final) and using OpenSSH version 5.8p1. I have made a user playwithbits and I am attempting to chroot them ...
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How can I find out the path to a chrooted environment in which a particular daemon was started?

I have a setup with several directories where I can chroot and start the same daemon from. I'd like to be able to tell from which of my multiple directories I started the daemon. I'd like to find it ...
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nginx & php-fpm & clean urls

Hello i would like set up nginx like I want. I have read a lot of manuals (including official) but i can't make it work as I expect. I have next urls: /user/register, /user/login, /user/logout etc ...
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Ubuntu SFTP & Chrooting

I've been looking around for a few days now, playing around with configurations and following tutorials on this. I Have two groups: dev and sftp. Users within the dev group are also part of the ...
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HAProxy running in chroot jail is only logging started messages

I've configured my HAProxy server to run in a chroot jail logging messages to syslog socket. My problem is that the only messsages currently being logged are for when haproxy is starting up. May 26 ...
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vsftpd chroot_local_user error

When I set chroot_local_user to YES in the vsftpd configuration, I get this error in my ftp client: 220: (vsFTPd 2.3.5) Connected to 23.21.50.255. Cmd: AUTH TLS 234: Proceed with negotiation. Cmd: ...
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Do I need to chroot BIND 9 if I'm using AppArmor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: bind9 in a chroot jail - necessary or not? I'm redoing my external dns servers and thinking about skipping chroot this time. And using apparmor or selinux as an ...
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Chroot SFTP Users

I have an Ubuntu Server, where several users log in to upload some files. Each user has a home directory, in which I 'd like to be chrooted. e.g. user1 connects with sftp to the server and is ...
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chrooting an application

I have an requirement that requires all applications running on a server in a DMZ to be chrooted. How does one chroot an application using Ubuntu? Are there any good online guides?
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is doing mount -t proc none /proc unsecure for a chroot environment?

What does mount -t proc none /proc do inside the chrooted environment? After doing that, when I run htop or ps aux inside the chrooted environment, I can see the actual root's processes. Does it ...
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How to run easy_install and pip without root, without virtualenv?

People have access to servers as normal users (jailed actually), and they're advised - at the moment - to download whatever python packages they need, setup.py build them, then add their location to ...
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Defining hard links in puppet

Is there a way to define hardlinks inside puppet manifest? It seems file type can only define symbolic links, but I need it to be hard links in order to make some of my chrooted applications to work. ...
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chrooting php-fpm with nginx

I'm setting up a new server with PHP 5.3.9 and nginx, so I compiled PHP with the php-fpm SAPI options. By itself it works great using the following server entry in nginx: server { listen 80; ...
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How to create a link outside of the jail, but accessable within the jail?

I have created a chroot jail, but now I want to be able to create a link within the jail which links outside of the jail. Is this possible?
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setlocale error with chroot

I have created a chroot jail and when I log in I get a bash warning bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8) I tried to google the error, but wasn't able to find a ...
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Implications that come with chrooting php-fpm

I am creating a production server that will run nginx with php-fpm. I want to have a good mix between securing the server, and still having good quick workflow. Now one thing that always secures the ...
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PHP-FPM's chroot and chdir directory

I am setting up php-fpm with chrooting enabled. Now I see that there are two options, and I want to know what the exact difference is. The setup has: chroot = /var/www/domains/domain.tld/ ; Chdir to ...
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Prevent rssh users from leaving their jail directories

I'm attempting to use rssh to jail users strictly to their /home/user/public_html dirctories. I got it to work where an account can SFTP into the system successfully on a test server, but once I login ...