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Date:      Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:25:30 -0500 (CDT)
From:      "Valeri Galtsev" <>
To:        "Michael B. Eichorn" <>
Cc:        "Ernie Luzar" <>,,,
Subject:   Re: /etc/jail.conf documentation?
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On Wed, October 28, 2015 1:41 pm, Michael B. Eichorn wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-10-28 at 13:27 -0400, Ernie Luzar wrote:
>> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> > Dear All,
>> >
>> > Can someone recommend something similar to FreeBSD handbook that
>> > describes
>> > building jails for newer systems meaning /etc/jail.conf as opposed to
>> > /etc/rc.conf which handbook currently has in its jails chapter. I
>> > still
>> > have all jail configurations on 9.3 boxes in /etc/rc.conf, but it is
>> > time
>> > to build 10.x production boxes, and do things modern way (implying
>> > /etc/jail.conf). I still intend to keep building jails "old fashion
>> > way"
>> > as described in handbook, as opposed to using tools "ezjail" or
>> > similar.
>> >
>> > Thanks for all your advises!
>> >
>> > Valeri
>> >
>> Check out the jail-primer and qjail port.
> (adding freebsd-jail list)
> Ernie, I don't think that this is what Valeri was looking for. Those are
> both jail-management utilities not really documentation on using jail(8)
> via configuration using jail.conf(5).
> I would be indeed be interested in a modern best-practices guide for
> using the base system jail management tools.

Michael, thanks for your comment. You certainly are right.

Ernie, thanks for your pointers. They are not exactly a chapter on how to
do the whole jail manually new style - exactly as Michael says - similar
to what is found in FreeBSD handbook (alas, for old style). However,
thanks to your pointer, I've found
which at a first glance looks comprehensive and decent reading, and
combined with my experience of setting up jails "by the book" in the past,
is sufficient for me to do the same /etc/jail.conf way - I've got one
running already; it will need some careful walkover sill, but I'm in

Thanks again for your insights and help, Ernie and Michael!


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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