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LXer 12-25-2008 02:40 AM

LXer: Tutorial: Red Hat / CentOS - Chroot Apache 2 Web Server
 
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A chroot on Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora Linux operating changes the apparent disk root directory for the Apache process and its children. Once this is done attacker or other php / perl / python scripts cannot access or name files outside that directory. This is called a "chroot jail" for Apache. You should never ever run a web server without jail. There should be privilege separation between web server and rest of the system.

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