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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Configuring Chroot for SFTP Users

I am trying to configure a SFTP server for some automated backups. I configured an Ubuntu 14.04 server and have had partial success. The idea I'm looking to do is this: A user will be created for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot get static file with chroot wordpress

I was trying to configure chroot with php-fpm and mysql. I managed to work it out, however when I try to reach files other than index.php (like css, png etc.) it keeps giving 404. However when I ...
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Nginx and chroot users - Permission denied

I use nginx 1.4.4 and I created a chrooted user. This user can only see his /home/user folder, and I created in a "www" folder. I put in my virtual host file : root /home/user/www; But I have an ...
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force group assignment in chrooted sftp environment

I've got the following setting: There are several users /home/user1, /home/user2, and so on. Additionally there is a user /home/sftp-all. The folder /home/sftp-all/shared is mounted in every other ...
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Do any Unix/Linux FTP daemons allow users to be “jailed” without using chroot?

When setting up an FTP account for a specific purpose - e.g. as a drop-point for sharing data files - it seems sensible to give the user access only to the particular directory, and no view of a wider ...
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Centos6.4: User home directory for sftp

Currently setting up a Centos6.4 box and are wanting to jail sftp users upon login. I've been following the notes here http://www.thisisnotsupported.com/sftp-chrootjail-on-centos6. But I have one ...
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Apache 2.2.4: problems chroot with modsecurity

I've been installed mod_security. If i simply include in the httpd the configuration files of mod_security, it starts normally. Indeed, if i try to add SecChrootDir /mnt/chr , httpd will start, but at ...
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PHP-FPM is not working as expected

I am using Debian Squeeze and set up PHP-FPM with fastcgi. I have several virtual hosts defined on the same host. I defined chroot for each pool configuration but somehow it is possible to change ...
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How to use abstract names of unix domain sockets with fastcgi in nginx?

I tried some perl examples of unix domain sockets using abstract names: Created a socket starting with a null character: my $socket_path = "\0wibble"; using netstat -nlp I can see the socket: unix ...
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PXE server - ubuntu setting username/password later - is it possible?

so I am writing a program in mainly C/C++, though I think this question fits under server fault as it is related to the Linux distro Ubuntu. So what I am looking for is a way (possibly hackerish-way) ...
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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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Is debootstrap chroot safe?

I followed this tutorial http://wiki.debian.org/chroot on Debian Squeeze AMD64, to get a separated environment. This chroot is really safe? In others chroot tutorials, create a chroot for an ...
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chroot SFTP to another users subdirectory

I've successfully set up SFTP to chroot a user to their home directory. However, I have a case that I haven't been able to find any examples on, and the odd permissions needed for chroot make me ...
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openvpn up script execute command in schroot

We would like to control a service in a chroot environment utilising scripts run during an openvpn up and down sequence. Host OS is ubuntu-12-04, chroot environment runs ubuntu-12-10 A session has ...
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OpenBSD Apache configuration: NFS mount

I have a NFS mount at /mnt/web/ on OpenBSD 5.2. How can I mount this so it's accessible to the web? Currently I'm soft linking it to /var/www/web ln -s /mnt/web /var/www/web I've added an alias ...
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sftponly with symlink

I did the sftponly trick with sshd. Is there an option to make it following symlinks with to other directories that do not belong to the user? Match Group sftponly ChrootDirectory /var/sftp/ ...
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Chrooted nginx, fastcgi, and cgit

I'm running a Debian server with nginx chrooted in /var/chroot/nginx. It works wonderfully, but I'd like to be able to run cgit and host my gitolite repositories. When it was out of the chroot it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Chroot jail of Nginx and php

I'm hosting multiple websites on one VPS, and want to chroot each website, eg. /chroot/website1 /chroot/website2 I'm using makejail, which is a highlevel tool, for creating the jails, and copying the ...
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How To Create Users Who Are Chrooted At A Directory

Is it possible to have users on linux, who's home directory is still the default /home/joe but when they login via ssh/sftp, they are chroot at /apps/web/? Basically I wanted to keep all users files ...
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Jail CentOS group to single dir (and dir's within) - FTP

What I am ultimately looking to do is jail a group of users to only be able to FTP into their home folder. They should be able to have r&w capabilities within their home folder, and within ALL ...
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How to get PHP mysql_ extension for linux chroot jail?

I've setup a chroot jail using jailkit on my Ubuntu 10.04 system. I've copied the binaries for php and mysql which all worked fine. So from the command line of my chrooted user I can run php ...
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File permissions to run mysqld in chroot

I'm trying to run mysqld inside chroot environment. Herez the situation. When I run mysqld as root, I can connect to my databases. But when I run mysql using init.d scripts, mysql gives me an error. ...
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sftp chroot access via SSH

I have this setup in sshd_config: AllowUsers test1 test2 Match group sftpgroup ChrootDirectory /var/www X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ForceCommand ...
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What is the easiest and cleanest way to create a chrooted SFTP on Centos 5.4?

I would like to setup a SFTP with chroot (or equivalent) login to my Centos 5.4 server in a clean way. By clean way I mean by using only the YUM command if possible and with something easy to maintain ...
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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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Chroot user to an existing folder witch parent owner isn´t root [closed]

We have moodle installed on our company and due to big SCORM packages + slow conection + proxy, I usually upload them with SFTP with my root user. Now, I want to give users a way to upload files by ...
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SSH stopped working for no reason

Please help. Everything was working fine. How can I connect to the command line now? Configuration Amazon EC2 server Ubuntu & Apache2 Only one user (root - not real name) has SSH access, ...
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I can't create chroot user with full permissions

I am trying to create chroot user but i want to give him a permissions to create and delete files and directories. I have Ubuntu server installed on virtualbox and i am connecting to it from my host ...
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Process still running from a deleted chroot? [closed]

so I come to you with a somewhat interesting problem. I had a chroot running that had an entire lamp server installed and running on it. I tried to purge and remove the lamp server but messed up ...