Subject: Re: i386 IO access and chroot()
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-security
Date: 07/16/2001 14:43:30
In message <Pine.WNT.4.33.0107132340300.912-100000@todd>, Todd Vierling writes:
>On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, Andrew Brown wrote:
>: so why not say "chroot environment" as opposed to "jail environment"
>: or "chroot jail" (which can easily be confused with chroot/jail)?
>"chroot jail" has been a commonplace term for the chrooted environment since
>long before jail(2) existed.  It's a difficult habit to break.  8-)

Yup -- the phrase was used in Cheswick's "Berferd" paper, in January 1992.

		--Steve Bellovin,