handbook chapter 14. Jails is out of date
luzar722 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 04:03:36 UTC 2017
Was reading the handbook chapter 14 about jails. Found it very strange
that it's based on the legacy rc.conf method. When you start a jail
using that method a warning message is given saying the statements are
being converted to jail.conf statements and that the user should migrate
their jail definitions to the jail.conf format. I believe this happened
with RELEASE 10.0. Here RELEASE 11.0 is out and all releases older than
10.3 are at "end of life" and still the handbook has not been updated to
document the current jail.conf method. The rc.conf method is depreciated
and may soon be up for removal from the base system. Enough time has
elapsed already for user conversions that the rc.conf method documented
in the handbook can be removed and replaced with jail.conf documentation
without concern for backwards capability.
Omitted from the jail chapter is information about how to drive public
traffic to the desired target jail.
The section on ezjail is inappropriate in the handbook. It's not proper
to give a port utility such lengthly coverage. All that information
should be covered in the ezjail man page manual or it's website. The
ezjail section should be removed from the handbook.
Listing ezjail as a utility for jail administration is ok only if the
other jail utilities are also included in the listing. Can not be
showing such personal bias in the public manual.
I hope someone will work on this to make it happen.
Ya I know, patches are welcome.
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