Q: What is WinJail?
A: WinJail is a full chroot/jail implemenation for Windows.
It provides possibility to specify chroot points for every drive separately. It
gives oportunity to chroot() application or the whole environment for particular user or group.
One of significant benefits it provides is, that WinJail is able to use copy-on-write technique
for system files, so you don't need to copy the whole Windows directory to run jail
point; all files will be copied on demand transparently.
Q: Why do I need to use WinJail?
A: It is a good way to be sure, that your application works only in specific location.
Q: What does "chroot/jail point" mean in Winjail?
A: For certain applications jail points become new roots of your drives; so
you can "describe" the whole system disk as such sub-folder. All
chroot'ed applications will treat this folder in the same manner
as the whole drive before.
Q: What are WinJail requirements?
A: Pentium suitable processor, 128MB RAM, 15MB free disk space, see requirements and features for details.
Q: Which operating systems are supported?
A: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista.
Q: Does WinJail support Windows 2003 Appliance Edition?
A: Yes, directly.
Q: What kind of software is WinJail?
A: WinJail is a general purpose software; you are able to use it, to chroot any application,
starting with IIS and ending with MS Outlook or MS IE.
Q: How to send you a bug report?
A: Please, take a look here.
Q: Are there any known compatibility problems with WinJail?
A: Winjail has no compatibility problems now. But we appreciate to be inforemed about any possible problems you may face.