Jails, ping, and now DNS

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Feb 2 18:08:01 UTC 2018

On Fri, 2 Feb 2018, Valeri Galtsev wrote:

> I don't think HandBook suggests ezjail is "the best method"? And it is not my 
> book. It can be recommended if keeps up with doing configuration the modern 
> way, and it should be discouraged if it stays with deprecated way. But in my 
> book doing jails "by the book", that is: creation jail environment without 
> using any scripts put out by someone. That was the first thing about how to 
> set up jails I learned from FreeBSD Handbook. The second thing I learned was 
> one can use something like ezjail... but as usually we realize that will 
> deprive your flexibility. I don't think HandBook ever insisted on ezjail to 
> be a "preferred method".
> Am I missing something?

No, that's correct.  We needed a section on jail management that was 
reasonably up to date and showed best practices, and there wasn't one. 
So I picked ezjail as the most popular jail management framework and 
wrote that section for the Handbook.

Interestingly, a famous FreeBSD person said to me at BSDCan in the last 
couple of years that we ought to delete everything but the ezjail 
section from the Jails chapter, as most of it is so old.

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