May 26, 2018

Utility for deployment of chroot environments

qchroot is a csh script for simplified administration of chroots on a host system. This is a viable alternate to jail8 when jail8 is too restrictive. This runs on RELEASE-9.3 and all newer RELEASES.

The chroot filesystem shares a single copy of the system binaries which is mounted nullfs “read only” to the named chroot container filesystem. This provides 2 levels of security protection which is better than chroot by its self.