new jail utility is available. announcement.

Aiza aiza21 at
Tue Jul 20 18:26:00 UTC 2010

Jerry wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:29:56 +0800
> Aiza <aiza21 at> articulated:
>> This is a news announcement to inform people who have interest in jails,
>> that a new jail utility is available.
>> Has a file suitable for the pkg_add command or the port make files can 
>> be downloaded and a "make install" run.
>> Qjail [ q = quick ] is a 4th generation wrapper for the basic chroot 
>> jail system that includes security and performance enhancements. Plus a 
>> new level of "user friendliness" enhancements dealing with deploying 
>> just a few jails or large jail environments consisting of 100's of 
>> jails. Qjail requires no knowledge of the jail command usage.
>> It uses "nullfs" for read-only system binaries, sharing one copy of
>> them with all the jails.
>> Uses "mdconfig" to create sparse image jails. Sparse image jails
>> provide a method to limit the total disk space a jail can consume,
>> while only occupying disk space of the sum size of the files in
>> the image jail.
>> Ability to assign ip address with their network device name,
>> so aliases are auto created on jail start and auto removed on jail stop.
>> Ability to create "ZONE"s of identical qjail systems, each with
>> their own group of jails.
>> Ability to designate a portion of the jail name as a group prefix so
>> the command being executed will apply to only those jail names
>> matching that prefix.
>> Qjail reduces the complexities of small and large jail deployments to 
>> the novice level. Qjail has a fully documented manpage written for easy 
>> comprehension. Details are given to felicitate the use of qjail's
>> capabilities to the fullest extent possible.
> There presently does not exist a port for this, or at least I could not
> find one. Is someone going to create a port?
Like the announcement said the port is available at

And if you have ever submitted a new port for inclusion into the freebsd 
ports system you would know that it takes months for it to show up in 
the collection.

So you can wait till xmas or RELEASE 9.0 to come out for the port to be 
in the ports collection or just fetch it form the development project site.

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