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Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Fedora 12

Apr 07, 2010, 05:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on a Fedora 12 system. With mod_chroot, you can run Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less vulnerable to break-in attempts that try to exploit vulnerabilities in Apache2 or your installed web applications.

"1 Preliminary Note

"I'm assuming that you have a running Fedora 12 system with a working Apache2, e.g. as shown in this tutorial: The Perfect Server - Fedora 12 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2]. In addition to that I assume that you have one or more web sites set up within the /var/www directory (e.g. if you use ISPConfig).

"2 Installing mod_chroot

"There's no mod_chroot package for Fedora 12, therefore we must build it ourselves. First we install the prerequisites:"

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