jailer.conf - configuration file of jailer
is a script for creating chrooted environments for Debian
is the configuration file for jailer.conf
Every configuration definition has to start and end with a jail identifier,
which should be unique
and be in brackets.
- For example, an Apache chroot identifier should look like
- The identifier use needs to be closed.
The configuration for the chroot instance is defined inside these
identifiers. The following lines can be used to describe the
- Root: /var/chroot/apache
This line describes the PATH of the chrooted enviroment.
This line describes the PATH or PATH/filename which should be
copied over to the chrooted environment. For example Conf:
/etc/apache/* , which uses a wild card.
This line contains the name of those Debian packages which should be
installed into the chrooted environment.
This line contains those deb packages which should not be installed
into the chrooted environment.
This line contains those files or directories which should not
be installed. For example /lib/* means all files and links under
/lib should not be installed, while /lib/libconsole.so.0.0.0 means
a file which should not to be installed.
This line contains those files or directories which should be installed into
the chrooted environment. For example: /var/run will install that a
directory which is needed for the chrooted service.
Do not configure your daemon inside your jail, because updatejail
will wipe out all the data inside the jail. If you would want to change any
settings inside the jail, make the changes in the original location and then
. This makes it possible to place a jail even to a
updatejail(8) jailer.conf(5), dpkg(8)
This manual page was written by Péter Höltzl