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Re: bind9-chroot (was: questions on ITP)

On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, Christian Kurz wrote:

> > > and would instead suggestion to modify the documents stating that all
> > > config files should be in /etc to make a exception for $CHROOT.
> > <wears QA hat>
> > NEVER. This is not some low-grade distribution where you can go around
> > scattering configuration files all over the filesystem.  I will fight tooth
> > and nail against such an atrocity.
> > </wears QA hat>
> Well, then we have to find some other way like cp, rsync, or something
> else to keep one copy of the files in /etc and one in $CHROOT/etc. Using
> mount --bind is like I stated before, no option.

I did not follow the discussion closely, so please forgive me when I'm
posting already discussed facts here.

The postfix MTA also uses a chroot and in its init.d file and all
files needed by the chrooted processes are copied to the chroot upon
start of postfix.  

I do the same with my chrooted bind8.

Are there any problems I missed with cimply copying the files?

Mount -bind is no option, hardlinks aren't either. Symlinks from
inside the chroot to /etc are not possible, the other direction
is imho even more evil than cp.

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