Housing solution based on FreeBSD + ZFS + Jails

Fbsd8 fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com
Thu May 8 16:23:53 UTC 2014

andrey gavryushov wrote:
>  On Wednesday 07 May 2014 17:21:00 bsd at todoo.biz 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.

When I tried running ezjail on release 10.0 it was dead in the water. 
Its not updated to use native jail(8) jail.conf method yet. Works fine 
on 9.x and older system.

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