Jailkit SSH user not chrooted...buy why?

Discussion in 'General' started by LTxda, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. LTxda

    LTxda New Member

    I'm learning how to use ISPConfig3 and am having a problem with setting up a chrooted ssh user. Not sure if I've done something wrong, missed something or something is broken.

    Here are the steps I've taken:

    - Created a new client
    - Created a new website and associated it with the client created
    - Created an ssh user and specified Chroot Shell for the account as "Jailkit".

    I'm able to ssh into the server but am not chrooted. I'm able to traverse the entire file system.

    I've done some searching and it seems that there might be a bug where the shell isn't being setup correctly in /etc/passwd.


    Is it safe to assume that the two lines extracted from the passwd file are incorrect and should reflect as follows for this to work properly?...


    Thank you in advance for any help. I don't want to start experimenting at this stage by changing things around...especially since this is my first experience with ISPConfig.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Your guess is right, the line in /etc/passwd is wrong as it contains the wrong shell. Please try to deactivate the shell user and then activate it again and check /etc/passwd after a few minutes if the shell is correct then.
  3. LTxda

    LTxda New Member

    Thank you. That did the trick.

    I'll try to remember to test every shell user setup to ensure chroot was properly initiated.
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Most likely this has been fixed already in 3.0.4 beta, as there was a similar problem that we adressed. If you encounter that problem again with 3.0.4 final, please make a post in the bugtracker so we can check that again.
  5. LTxda

    LTxda New Member

    Understood and will do. I'll be using this feature a lot and will expand my usage into other features. Once the next update is released I'll continue testing. Thank you again.

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