Not overly helpful
Posted Sep 26, 2008 15:40 UTC (Fri) by nye
In reply to: Not overly helpful
Parent article: Is Sun Solaris on its deathbed? (New York Times)
greater security than a chroot
I feel somebody ought to point out that chroots are *not* intended to be used for security, and don't really add any. Root can trivially escape a chroot, and non-root processes can be secured to the same degree without them. They might provide some marginal extra barrier, but this is rather akin to locking a prison with string.
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