OpenSSH 3.2.2 released : chroot

Mike Johnson mike at
Sat May 18 02:27:38 EST 2002

Ben Lindstrom [mouring at] wrote:
> Out of interest why do you feel it's required to do chroot() at the
> OpenSSH level?  Why don't you invest time into a shell that does the
> chroot() for you?  That would work for telnet, ssh, etc. No need to
> clutter up OpenSSH with options that can easily be implemented at a higher
> level.

Because, like you said, that required the shell to do it.  I'd rather
trust OpenSSH to 'do the right thing' than a shell.  Plus, it's harder
to break out of the OpenSSH chroot, than the shell based one.

While it can be implemented at a higher level, I think it's -better-
implemented at an OpenSSH level.

So, my question is: would a decent patch be accepted?

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