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Linux.com: Chrooting Apache

Jun 01, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Peters)

"Installing Apache in a chroot jail does not make Apache itself any more secure. Rather, it serves to restrict the access of Apache and its child processes to a small subset of the filesystem. The advantage in chrooting a process is not in preventing a breakin, but rather in containing a potential threat.

"Before deciding whether you need to chroot your Web server you should consider the advantages and disadvantages of such a setup..."

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