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I'm currently trying to point out the finer details between chroot spaces and jails. And clear up some of the controversy in the phrase "chroot jail."

So far I have chroot defined simplistically as "Unix command that appears to change the root directory. "

Is this an acceptable definition? and how would the definition of a jail differ?

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Someone already asked it on Stackoverflow : – Atem18 Jun 13 '13 at 21:57
If you are looking for the featureset of jail, you might want to take a look at LXC. – Janoszen Jun 13 '13 at 22:00
Yeah, I had seen that post actually. I was just looking for as many perspectives as I could. Part of the reason I'm asking this question is I'm working my way up the knowledge tree to LXC and Docker and virtualisation as a whole. – ladyoftime315 Jun 13 '13 at 22:04
You should watch the Linux Action Show's episode on jails and Docker… – Max Tither Jun 14 '13 at 0:32
Hey thanks, that almost exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. – ladyoftime315 Jun 14 '13 at 16:07

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