Is sandbox active on Linux?


I’m using Brave on archlinux, installed through the AUR (brave-bin).

When looking at the system monitor, I see a bunch of brave processes with a “–no-sandbox” flag.
But when I check with the following command:
ps aux | grep chrome-sandbox
user 10293 0.0 0.0 10788 2224 pts/0 S+ 12:41 0:00 grep --colour=auto chrome-sandbox
there’s actually a sandbox running…

So in this case is Brave running inside a sandbox or not?
If not, how to enable or make sure the sandbox is working?



Please follow the steps mentioned here


Alternatively, you can install firejail and run Brave within firejail :smiley:
I would trust this more than the browser’s “sandbox”

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not working on archlinux, there’s no “procps” service to restart.
the linked instructions are debian/ubuntu specific.

don’t understand why chromium runs sandboxes but brave requires some changes to the kernel or system service config, can’t this be done the way chromium does?


cc: @yan for comments


I have the same problem. I uninstalled this browser in Linux because if no sandbox the browser is not safe


Note from the team

There will be no support for the old chromium sandbox since chromium is removing it in the future


So, if there’s no support for the old Chromium sandbox, what’s the alternative to get Brave to startup on linux?

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So 7 months later still nothing new on this?

I’d love to use brave but with no sandbox its not possible, it’s the minimum security standard these days for a browser, which is the #1 attack vector.

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