How security of chroot?

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I'm going to config chroot on my linux server (RHL8) in order to limit the
user to their home directory. I got many information from some websites and
some of them reminded that chroot also can be breaked. Thus, is it safe to
setup chroot on my linux server since I would provide secure FTP services
for some users?! And don't want them browse others directories on the



Re: How security of chroot?

Keith, If you're going to use FTP, you should be using vsFTPd which includes chroot functionality with a
...setting. You can also pick & choose which users will be chrooted,
etc. Check it out.

If you're wanting to do chroot at ssh level (hence posting to THIS
newsgroup?) there's been a bit of discussion about this in a recent
posting earlier in this group...

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