OpenSSH 3.2.2 released : chroot

Markus Friedl markus at
Tue May 21 20:31:09 EST 2002

On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 10:32:08AM -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-05-17 at 09:05, Ben Lindstrom 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.
> Perhaps because an OpenSSH-level chroot will also work for

chroot at sshd level requires a sftp-server binary in every chroot target
and that's not desirable.

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