[vcf-midatlantic] Inventor of Unix Chroot?

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 08:49:52 EDT 2017

> On Sep 19, 2017, at 08:23, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> You might want to ask this guy
> http://www.frob.com/~roland/
> He is the author on all the man pages for the open source version chroot
> I wouldn't be surprised if it was him
> https://github.com/wertarbyte/coreutils/blob/master/src/chroot.c
> http://manpages.courier-mta.org/htmlman1/chroot.1.html

That's the userland chroot utility; I got the impression that Evan was asking more about the syscall and the overall chroot mechanism. Couldn't hurt to ask this guy, obviously.

I'd start with Poul-Henning Kamp, who discusses chroot as a predecessor to FreeBSD jails in several articles. He's probably fairly responsive to queries, though he may not know the history of chroot() any better.

- Dave

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