chroot query

Mark_Andrews at Mark_Andrews at
Thu Oct 3 21:48:48 UTC 2002

> On Thu, 03 Oct 2002 03:40:07 +0530, david doherty wrote:
> > Has anyone come across this before ? I am presuming that named is using
> > the password file in /etc and not the one in /jail.
> I think you presume wrong. Once jailed, /jail (or whatever you use)
> becomes the root. Everything the bind binary needs, libraries it is
> linked to, libraries needed to lookup passwd/group entries are needed in
> the right place. Also needed are /etc/passwd, /etc/group,
> /etc/nsswitch.conf ...
> Regards
> /kk
	I suggest that you re-read the original description.  The comment
	refers to starting with "named -t /jail" and is correct.  The
	passwd and group files are read before the chroot takes effect.

Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
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