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SubjectRe: [PATCH] User chroot (Paul Menage)  wrote on 26.06.01 in <>:

> >You need to be root to do mknod. You need to do mknod to create /dev/zero.
> >You need /dev/zero to get anywhere near the normal behaviour of the system.
> >
> Sure, but we're not necessarily looking for a system that behaves
> normally in all aspects. The example given was that of a paranoid
> network server that does all its initialisation in a normal environment,
> and then does a chroot to its data directory. Or alternatively, forks
> after accepting a connection, and the child does a chroot. No need to be
> able to exec other programs, etc. Such a daemon is certainly possible,
> as I've written one myself. But it had to be started by root, rather
> than by a normal user.

Aah - in that case, it seems the absence of /dev/zero might even be an
advantage, making it impossible to exec (most) programs.

MfG Kai
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