Re: [Vserver] host and guest UID and GID

From: Björn Steinbrink <>
Date: Sun 26 Mar 2006 - 14:31:39 BST
Message-ID: <20060326133139.GA2938@atjola.homenet>

On 2006.03.26 15:45:06 +0300, Nikolay Kichukov wrote:
> Hi,
> thanks for the advise, but that did not work.
> Did you mean
> chmod -R 000 /var/lib/vservers?

For sure he did not ;)
In what way did his solution not work? Anyone but root should no longer
be able to access anything in /var/lib/vservers or below. That the host
still displays bogus ownership information is by-design, you can safely
ignore that.

Simple test (on the host):
cd /
su - <user>
cd /var/lib/vservers/foo/bar

Where <user> is a user on your host that has the same uid as the user in
your vserver and 'owns' the files in 'bar'. You should not be able to
reach the files at all, if permissions on /var/lib/vservers are 000.

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