apache chroot or FreeBSD jail ?

Subhro subhro.kar at gmail.com
Sat Sep 18 09:42:29 PDT 2004

Jail is definitely a better option but again Jail is still not 100%
documented...neither it is tested well. So you would be inviting some
incompatibilities and possibly troubles if you go for jails. chroot
environments are pretty safe and can be relied upon


On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 08:39:48 +0300, Omer Faruk Sen <ofsen at enderunix.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am planning to restrict apache to a spesific directory. But I am not sure
> if to install apache in chroot env or making a FreeBSD jail install ( say
> /usr/jail/freebsd_jail_ip). Which one is recommended for better security ?
> An artilcele in http://www.haught.org/freebsdapache.php says jail is better
> that just chroot environment. But I want to be sure to have your opinions
> about it and want be sure which one is better.
> Regards,
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