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Cpanel chrooted environment?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rs-freddo, Jan 12, 2004.

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Would Admins like to see cPanel develop a chrooted system for each account?

  1. Yes!

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  2. No!

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  3. What's chroot?

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  1. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone else would like to see cPanel Development move towards a proper chrooted environment for each hosting account. This is the future, but cPanel developers don't seem to know that. Ensim and Sphera both use this system now, with probably more panels to follow. Will cPanel admins be left way behind????

    I see a new cPanel Pro version coming out basically with a name change, a few additions to the WHM menu and that's about it.

    Would other admins like to see cPanel go to a fully chrooted system?
     
  2. damainman

    damainman Well-Known Member

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    YES!!!!!!!!!! As well as creating a more secure "DEMO" account. Secruity should be top priority.
     
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    heh..someone voted no, perhaps some of the developers :) (just a joke)
     
  4. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    or script kiddies...
     
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    casey Well-Known Member

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    Would this disable php and other languages that need functions outside of the user's home directory?
     
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    Nope. A properly chrooted environment would allow the users to function and do what the need without compromising the server. Note though, I said a "properly" chrooted environment. :D
     
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    Then I'm all for it.:)
     
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    I'd be nice not to have to worry about one user hacking another user on the same server.
     
  9. anand

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    count me in :)

    it wud be so nice to see the proper chrooted environment, all users in their own area, and secured.
     
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    anand Well-Known Member

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    hey there are 2 votes for no. Thats surprising.
     
  11. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    Based on the results so far, I put in a Feature Request.

    Encourage other admins to vote and make comments if you wish the cpanel developers to know what you want.

    cPanel.net Support Ticket Number: 35129
     
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    anand Well-Known Member

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    cool
     
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    I wonder who is voting against having a more secure control panel ;)
    Like rs-freddo said, it will become a standard having 'shared hosting' servers chrooted.

    Many large hosting companies have already implemented this. Several control panels as well...As long as CPanel=unchrooted it will even more become a target for 'scriptkiddies'.
    Isn't it bad enough as it is now?

    Just think about it...once the majority of shared hosting servers are chrooted and cpanel servers (which are easily identified) are not, what do you think will happen...
     
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    anand Well-Known Member

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    easy answer, catastrophe ??? i really hope this never happens.
     
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    I see no reason to vote with answer other than 'yes'. It is, however, quite strange that after this problem is nothing new and the are too many complaints from the users nothing is being done to change this. Or it look like...
     
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    YESSS safety comes first in the time we live.

    I would welcome that
     
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    Yes this would be a great feature to see within cpanel. Right now cpanel has some security issues and it is a very good step in the right direction.
     
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    just another "yes"! :)
     
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    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

    whew!

    are we lacking any more 'yes' ?? I will try to cover in the next post. :D
     
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    I'd rather not see cPanel in anything other than what it is in now because of so many bugs.

    How about we take a vote on new features vs. fixing the existing product?

    Chroot.. hell no!, No telling what kinds of hell this would cause.
     
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