Re: can chroot be made safe for non-root?

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Oct 21 2002 - 10:22:12 EST

On Wed, 2002-10-16 at 07:44, Philippe Troin wrote:
> > Is there a reason besides standards compliance that chroot() does not
> > already change directory to the chroot'd directory for root processes?
> > Would it actually break existing apps if it did change the directory?
> Probably not. Make that: change the directory to chroot'd directory if
> the current working directory is outside the chroot. That is, leave
> the cwd alone if it is already inside the chroot.

Last time it was tried real apps broke.

chroot is not jail chroot is not a sandbox. Do the job right (eg the
vroot work) and it'll get a lot further

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