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Chroot Pluggable Authentication Module for PAM

This package includes a special (but not thoroughly tested) PAM module to provide chrooted (restricted) environments for users. The module tries to provide a transparent wrapper around the average user, one that puts them in a fake file-system (eg, their '/' is really /some/where/else).

In order to setup this environment in Debian please read the README.Debian as well as the detailed example provided in /usr/share/doc/libpam-chroot/examples


Package version:0.9-3


libpam-chroot for Debian

This package has not been thoroughly tested by Debian (security wise),
however, it is provided in the hope that it will be useful for some

RedHat distributes a module along with its PAM modules
(last I looked version 0.74) however the source code is not the same
(but might be derived from the same base).

To use this m


This is a sample configuration for the pam_chroot module.

In order to make this work you need to: 

1.- use to create a directory in which
the user will be chrooted (let's call it CHROOTDIR)
A sample layout like the one it creates is provided in the
chrooted-directory-tree.txt file

WARNING! Make sure to have an open console in which to
become superuser in case you mangle the 


libpam-chroot (0.9-3) unstable; urgency=medium

  * This package builds fine with Gcc 4.2 (Closes: #361568)
  * Replace x_strdup() with strdup() in pam_chroot.c
  * Use debian compatibility version 5

 -- Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pen~a <>  Thu, 04 Oct 2007 00:59:53 +0200

libpam-chroot (0.9-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * As suggested by Jim Paris, updated the README.Debian file with 


This package was debianized by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pe´┐Ża
<> on Wed,  1 May 2002

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