[tor-bugs] #3782 [Tor Relay]: Tor should learn to chroot

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Mon Aug 22 11:18:03 UTC 2011

#3782: Tor should learn to chroot
 Reporter:  ioerror      |          Owner:     
     Type:  enhancement  |         Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |      Milestone:     
Component:  Tor Relay    |        Version:     
 Keywords:               |         Parent:     
   Points:               |   Actualpoints:     
 To run Tor in a chroot is somewhat difficult. Currently users have to
 create a custom chroot and then manually chroot before starting Tor. This
 is a difficult process for most people and in general it would be much
 easier to add an option to Tor.

 I think that to do this the Tor process will need to open devices and log
 files before chrooting and then in the chroot, it will need to store all
 of the things normally stored in /var/lib/tor and it will need to have
 access to /etc/tor/torrc or a copy of it. It will need to use syslog
 rather than a file unless we pass an open fd (yuck).


Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3782>
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