rc.d/jail and jail.conf

Nicolas de Bari Embriz Garcia Rojas nbari at inbox.im
Sat Mar 30 20:52:31 UTC 2013

If for starting at boot time when  using jail.conf you can use the sysutils/jail2  port

If I am right you can define the order of start for jails in the jail2_list (rc.conf), something like: 

jail2_list="jail1 jail2" 


On Mar 30, 2013, at 5:33 PM, Dirk Engling <erdgeist at erdgeist.org> wrote:

> Dear jail hackers,
> if I follow the development correctly, the jail(8) command was augmented
> to make the rc.d/jail script obsolete. However when I want to use the rc
> system to start my jails, I am stuck with convincing rc.d/jail to not
> fail for missing _hostname or _rootdir.
> How am I supposed to have my jails started at boot time? And while we're
> at it, is there a rcorder-style way to introduce dependencies into
> jail.conf to control the order my jails are started in?
> Which brings me to another point, there does not seem to be a way to
> convince rc.d/jail to set a jailname for old style jails, making it hard
> to integrate with tools that use libjail to translate what were
> _hostname parameters to jid before.
> On a related note, in order to finally include all the nextgen jail
> features in my ezjail project, I wonder if there's an automated tool to
> read/write/modify jail.conf(s) on the radar. Currently I am considering
> keeping my own set of configs and generating a jail.conf per jail on the
> fly, which I do not think is in the user's interest as conflicting
> jailnames may occur.
> In theory a parser would be enough, but having to automatically recreate
> and correctly reorder all user comments and += statements in the config
> file when re-writing the file seems a rather hard problem, too.
> Regards and thanks in advance,
>  erdgeist
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