5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2012 2:17 PM by Bill Robinson RSS

rootdir option in RSCD for Linux not working

Vinnie Lima

Hi There,

 

We need access to a Red Hat Linux system and the system owner wants to chroot us to a specific directory (lets say /home/myuser).  We configured the exports and users.local file to use:

 

*   ro,rootdir=/home/myuser,user=myuser

 

and

 

RBACAdmins:RBACAdmin    ro,rootdir=/home/myuser,map=myuser
BLAdmins:BLAdmin        ro,
/home/myuser,map=myuser
System:System           ro,
/home/myuser,map=myuser

 

 

When I try to do a livebrowse of the File System in BSA, it comes up blank. Looking at the target's rscd.log, the last command it tries is "getting root dir" but no errors are recorded.

 

We validated that /home/myuser has read privileges (both /home and /home/myuser).

 

If we remove the rootdir completely from exports and users.local, File System livebrowse works.

 

Using BSA 8.1 SP2 and agent version 8.1.2.262 on Red Hat Linux 5.8 x86_64.

 

Thanks,

Vinnie