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Re: chrooted accounts



On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, Aleph One wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, A Bruce in the Land of the Bruces wrote:
> 
> > Note, if you are setting up a chroot'd area, on most unix's you need to
> > have hard links to the real device files inside the chroot, otherwise
> > certain things (notably screen) break.  This means the chroot must be on
> > the root partition.  Obviously, mount as much as you can elsewhere...
> 
> Hard linking is not needed. Just recreate the device with mknod under the
> chroot'ed enviroment.

*chuckle* Doesn't work under Linux, Digital Unix or FreeBSD.  Been there,
done that etc... 

You'd think a copy of the device file would work, which it does for
most applications, but certain things do want the real device file.

--==--
Bruce.




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