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Re: Hurd Projects

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: Hurd Projects
Date: 23 Dec 2001 00:24:24 -0800
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Marcus Brinkmann <> writes:

> Note that by doing this, you loose the original root directory.  If you
> don't hold other ports in the tasks that point back to the root directory,
> your task is isolated filesystem wise, and lives in its own filesystem.

A cautionary note: In Unix, you can use chroot as a security feature
because of this fact.  In the Hurd, however, there are other ways to
get back the original system root directory, so chroot is no longer
as useful for security purposes.

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