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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named-sdb (bind) can't resolve mysql hostname in chroot

When running bind in chroot, the mysql dlz driver cannot resolve the hostname of the mysql server (rds). Using amazon ami (centos based) in VPC. Aug 25 10:22:27 paper named-sdb[6812]: Loading 'Mysql ...
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schroot only works as root

I recently changed my OS from openSUSE to CentOS. A part of that transition was migrating my chroot jails and schroot configuration. That transition does however not seem to be "plug and play". I used ...
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VSFTPD allows root access despite being listed in ftpusers file

I've installed VSFTPD on a LEMP stack on Ubuntu 14.04. The only significant changes made to VSFTPD.conf are: anonymous_enable=no local_enable=yes write_enable=yes chroot_local_user=yes ...
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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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VSFTPD Cant perform anon uploads. 500 OOPS

I can't get my vsftpd config to allow anon root uploads. $ vsftpd -v $ vsftpd: version 3.0.2 $ cat /etc/vsftpd.conf # Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf # # The default compiled in settings are ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory [migrated]

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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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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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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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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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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Setting up a secure SFTP drop folder for serving web pages

I've set up a chrooted sftp folder following the instructions here: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/03/chroot-sftp-setup/ It works fine, my only problem is it appears there is a glaring ...
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sftp server chroot initial directory

I have configured an sftp server with chroot and it works fine, the only thing that is bothering me is the initial landing directory, since the sftp user does not have write permissions in the landing ...
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What is the best method of installing programs into a chroot / jail?

On a Debian based system... I have created a minimal chroot/jail using a script similar to the one at https://github.com/pmenhart/make_chroot_jail/blob/master/make_chroot_jail.sh with the goal of ...
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Setup secure shared hosting (Apache, PHP, MySQL)

So I'm setting up a shared hosting with Apache, PHP, MySQL and the biggest question mark is how to do with PHP, since there is a million options out there how to configure it securely. The plan is: ...
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Restrict SFTP folder with PHP permisions

I want an user to have access to /var/www/domain.com/public_html so I followed this tutorials, but with my modifications so I can have my users upload directly to their domains: ...
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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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A proper way to create a chrooted SSH on CentOS 7 [closed]

There are a lot of tutorials of how to create a chrooted SFTP, but I would like to use SSH, because it is much faster to simply wget, unzip, mysql and mysqldump than tossing around the FTP and ...
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vsftpd chroot configuration

I'm having problems setting up correctly VSFTPD with chroot on a Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) server. No matter what I try, I keep being allowed to freely navigate the server. Here is my /etc/vsftpd.conf file ...
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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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SSH - ChrootDirectory not working

I am trying to chroot a "test" user (group sftp) to /home/test. I've added the following lines at the end of my sshd_config: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match User test ChrootDirectory ...
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Set Initial Remote Working Directory in SFTP

I am running Amazon Linux AMI (Red Hat derivative), and am creating a new SFTP server using OpenSSH. I would like for the SFTP user to be restricted to a directory, and to be able to write to the ...
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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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SFTP chroot jail not working

Trying to follow this tutorial but for Arch Linux. /etc/ssh/sshd_config: # override default of no subsystems #Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/ssh/sftp-server Subsystem sftp internal-sftp ...
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VSFTPD - Change User Home Directory

I need to update a ftp user's home directory. Could I run the userdel command then re-add the user without losing the directory the user was attached to? Or is there another way to change the user's ...
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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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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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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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Sftp Log for every Jailed User

I've a sshd_config file like the following: Match user foo ChrootDirectory /mnt/foo-jail/ ForceCommand internal-sftp AllowTCPForwarding no AuthorizedKeysFile ...
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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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Chroot on Ubuntu 14.04.2 using Jailkit - /dev/pts No such file or directory

For the past few days I've been trying to setup a chroot on my Ubuntu server but I've been running into an issue. I've tried several different methods of setting up a chroot on Ubuntu including just ...
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Enable non root user to upload/download onto website directory

I have a website in my VPS. I install Debian 7 on that VPS. My http document is located in directory /var/www/example.com I installed Nginx on that server and directory /var/www/example.com is owned ...
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Difference between chroot and jail

I read this tutorial - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BasicChroot - and what I understood is that, chroot is the process of changing the / while the new restricted environment created is the ...
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Webserver: chrooted PHP gives mysql.sock error when attempting to reach mysql

Hey guys, I've configured an Ubuntu webserver with Nginx + PHP5-FPM. I've created a chrooted environment (using jailkit) that I'm tossing my developers into, from where they can develop their test ...
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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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Files uploaded using FileZilla with SFTP are missing permissions

I am using chroot in sftp. And it works perfectly, but files uploaded with FileZilla are stored without any permissions (basically 000). ---------- 1 cwsftp sftp 4364328 Jan 19 16:02 ...
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PHP FPM, chroot can't connect to AWS RDS

I've been experimenting with chroot'ing php-fpm pools via the built-in chroot method in php's pool config. This is for the purpose of hosting multiple wordpress websites on the same AWS EC2 instance. ...
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Trying to setup chroot'd rsync

I'm trying to set up a backup server. I want to chroot each user (client) to its home directory, and only allow it to use sftp and rsync. I quickly discovered that I was not the only one trying to do ...
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Support needed creating Dovecot listener on Debian ( postfix)

I would like to create a dovecot lmtp listener under /var/spool/postfix/private/. Because postfix runs chrooted by default under debian. How can I do this? Grtz
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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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Custom initrd init script: how to create /dev/initctl

I have a virtual machine (VMM is Xen 3.3) equipped with two IDE HDD's (/dev/hda and /dev/hdb). The root file system is in /dev/hda1, where Scientific Linux 5.4 is installed. /dev/hdb contains an empty ...
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sftp login issue with chroot

I want to be able to create a structure for hosting multiple sites. I want the user files to reside inside /var/www/sites/domain.com and the sftp access to be restricted with chroot. I've followed ...
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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 'apt-get upgrade' a debootstraped chroot jail from outside?

I have a daemon running in a chroot jail that I have generated with debootstrap. I'd like to remove apt and dpkg from the jail, but I want to keep the other packages updated. Can I upgrade the ...
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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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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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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 ...