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Network Administration with FreeBSD 7 by Babak Farrokhi

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Chapter 5. System Configuration—Jails

FreeBSD offers built-in virtualization features that cannot be found in most other operating systems. Jails let the system administrator create one or more isolated environments on a host FreeBSD system to run different services and applications. There are many scenarios where jails can help improve the security and scalability of the system, which are discussed in this chapter. Jails also provide valuable opportunities for service providers to minimize their hardware expenses and get the best out of their hardware by running multiple instances of FreeBSD operating environment on the same hardware.

In this chapter, we will look at the following:

  • Concept

  • Introduction

  • Setting up a jail

  • Configuring the host system ...

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