cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/jexec jexec.8 jexec.c

Michael Reifenberger mike at
Mon May 26 14:24:59 UTC 2008

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 02:49:16PM +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
> On Mon, 26 May 2008, Michael Reifenberger wrote:
> > Extend jexec to accept hostname or ip-number besides jail-id.
> It might be worth adding a caution in the man page notes somewhere that 
> neither hostname nor IP address are guaranteed to uniquely identify a jail 
> -- 
> in which case, which will jexec choose?

I'll add some cautions to the man page.
The jail is found by an loop through the sysctl security.jail.list
and comparing argv against ip-number and hostname.
The first matching jail is used then.
Makes sense only for those who keep their jails uniquely identifyable 
by hostname or ip-number, of corse.

Michael Reifenberger
Michael at

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