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Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at
Thu Dec 4 10:50:08 PST 2008

On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:

> "Bjoern A. Zeeb" <bz at> writes:
>>   Jails can have an unrestricted (no duplicate protection, etc.) name
>>   in addition to the hostname. The jail name cannot be changed from
>>   within a jail and is considered to be used for management purposes
>>   or as audit-token in the future.
> Is there a specific reason why we allow duplicates?

Yes, so that people have a choice.

You would have to take into account "DYING" jails with possibly
duplicate names anyway.

And it's a purely administrative name (cannot be changed from within
the jail) so it's up to the administrator to have 2 "Customer Webserver"
jails or a "Customer Webserver Tin" and a "Customer Webserver Box".

BTW. in case people wonder how to set it (atm.) from rc.conf, you
can use jail_<name>_flags.


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