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How does this help security? Take, for example, a box with an external FTP server and the company extranet. An exploit for the server is discovered, and a cracker manages to gain root access through the FTP daemon. If the FTP server is not run in a sandbox or jail, the cracker will have access to everything on the machine, including sensitive information destined for the company's partners through the extranet. If, however, the FTP server is run in a jail, the cracker will only have access to the FTP files.