Make a FreeBSD instance within FreeBSD with Jail...

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Sun Jul 12 13:27:25 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Diego Montalvo<dmontalvo at> wrote:
> I had a hosting company which allowed me to run my own apps in an
> instance of a "jail" what if I wanted to make a dynamic "jail" that
> has its predefined softwares installed?

The jail(8) utility creates virtualized instances of an operating
system.  The structure of the actual jail is a simple directory [1].

> How does one go about
> duplicating this dynamically?

cpio(1) may be what you are looking for [2].

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Glen Barber

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