Re: Housing solution based on FreeBSD + ZFS + Jails

andrey gavryushov agavryushov at
Thu May 8 14:14:20 UTC 2014

 On Wednesday 07 May 2014 17:21:00 bsd at wrote:
> Hi,
> We are currently reviewing solutions available in order to create a simple
> and robust hosting solution for our clients.
> After reviewing various « panel » type of solution (not so robust at the
> level of the , we were wondering if anyone had already developed something
> which would incorporate (partially or totally) the following aspects :
> 1. strong quota management (ideally based on ZFS)
> 2. secure user access to data (FTP/SFTP) - authentication (LDAP ? or DB
> based)
> 3. template based jail (in order to provide pre-configured environment to
> clients) — might include classic environment such as PHP + MySQL (and all
> classic Drupal, Wordpress, …) or other types of environment.
> 4. API based on a correctly described language (XML ? SOAP, …) in order to
> pilot that from our existing front end or backend (J2EE based)
> I have two skilled engineers which will work on this project for couple of
> months… If things have only been partially developed, It might be
> interesting to further discuss…

You plan to develop as o pensource or for yourself ? If the second , I would 
also be interesting as planning to do something similar .
Is the most difficult question in my mind is the interaction between
frontend and backend  and I have not seen anything work on this topic .
And yes, looks like ezjail can be used as a backend here.

Andrey Gavryushov

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