ezjail -vs- "Do it yourself" jail?

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Fri Jul 9 20:17:26 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 07:50:26AM -0700, Ed Flecko wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a FreeBSD 8.0 server to run Apache that will be
> facing the nasty and unforgiving WWW.
> I have several good books on Apache that describe how to set up the
> jail, when I came across several websites that reference the "ezjail"
> package.
> Are there some caveats or downsides to using the ezjail route for
> setting up my server with Apache? It sure sounds like an easier way to
> go and less "goof-proof", but as we all know, easier is not always
> better!

It depends on how many jails you want to create. If you want to set up multiple
jails, ezjail can save you disk space and management effort.

If you are only setting up a single jail, I don't think ezjail will save
much. I've documented the process I used for setting up a virtual server manually on
one of my webpages; http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/unix/misc.xhtml#creatingavirtualserveronfreebsdwithajail8

R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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