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Re: SFTP doesn't work with ChrootDirectory option set
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com, idgajelas at yahoo dot com
- Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:33:57 -0700
- Subject: Re: SFTP doesn't work with ChrootDirectory option set
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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According to TheO on 11/17/2008 2:24 PM:
> I have Cygwin with OpenSSH version 5.1p1-9 installed.
> I managed to make ssh with chroot to work by using ChrootDirectory in sshd_config and copying /bin/bash to the chroot directory.
chroot on cygwin is NOT a security measure; it is just an emulation to
ease porting. The API exists, and allows cygwin apps to recognize a
different root. But the fact remains that you can spawn a non-cygwin
program, which doesn't honor the chroot, and all files outside of the
chroot area are once again accessible. Therefore, if chroot doesn't add
security, then why should ssh, which is all about security, even try to
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake email@example.com
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