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Re: [Jailkit-users] chrootlaunch from inittab - followup

From: DTakemori
Subject: Re: [Jailkit-users] chrootlaunch from inittab - followup
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:54:47 -1000

>From: Olivier Sessink <address@hidden>
>To: address@hidden
>Message-ID: <address@hidden>
>address@hidden wrote:
>> So apparently, something not defined in inittab's environment (just a
>> guess:
>> USER) can cause permissions problems for perl (and possibly anything
>> else).
>if that would be the problem, you could easily fix it by adding this
>environment variable to the top of the perl script.

That's a perfectly workable solution for scripts, but less so for
compiled binaries.

>> Should jk_chrootlaunch be updated to be more like jk_chrootsh and only pass
>> environment variables defined in an .ini file?  Doubtless it would cause
>> breakage
>> for some chrootkit users.
>in that case you're still missing the variable when running from
>inittab... So it wouldn't help you, right?

I misunderstood how the jk_chrootsh.ini file works.  I thought you
could define environment variables in it, not just mark them for
passing into the chroot.

Dean Takemori
Systems Support Supervisor
TD Food Group

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