How to login to my jail from host itself (normal user)

Peter Vereshagin peter at
Sun Nov 13 12:32:01 UTC 2011


2011/11/13 09:23:57 +0000 Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> => To masayoshi :
MS> On 13/11/2011 02:54, masayoshi wrote:
MS> > I would like to keep her in jail because she is reckless.


MS> Now, if you want to support console based logins direct to a jail.  As
MS> far as I know, this is not possible with the FreeBSD console.  It would
MS> be a really cool thing to be able to do though.  Dedicate one of the
MS> console vty's to the jail...  Unfortunately I don't think that's going
MS> to be impossible without code changes to the OS.  The problem is init(8)
MS> -- the master process on the system, and the process that controls each
MS> of the getty(8) programs that watch for login attempts on the various
MS> terminals -- that program would require modification so that it knew how
MS> to associate a particular vty with a jail, and then manage the login
MS> process to create a new login session within the jail.

I'd find it obvious to try to launch getty by mean of jexec by setting the command in /etc/ttys?

Something like that:

    ttyv0   "/usr/sbin/jexec `cat /var/run/` /usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure

Peter Vereshagin <peter at> ( pgp: A0E26627 

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