A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent root directory for the current running process and its children. A program that is run in such a modified environment cannot name (and therefore normally not access) files outside the designated directory tree.
I've got a home server on Debian 6 for backups. I'd like to setup chrooted SFTP environment with SSH access for some users (only for my knowledge, there are two users now). It almost works or rather ...
I am using a cowdancer/debootstrap setup to generate a chroot. Of course, as I iterate, I generate some chroot configurations that are bad. I have found myself in an awkward situation where I have ...
I am developing an embedded Linux system. The system is usually installed by creating a ISO file which is written to a USB stick the board can boot from. To make the installation possible to do ...
I have heard/read a lot about the chroot jail under linux but have never yet used it (I use Fedora day-to-day), so what is a chroot "jail"? When and why might I use it/not use it and is there anything ...