Monthly Archives: May 2011

Escaping chroots

Sigh. It seems I’m (*1) being called out (*2) for advocating the use of pivot_root over chroot for containers. Now first off, containers aren’t secure anyway, so this is all kind of moot. If the use of pivot_root over chroot … Continue reading

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LXC containers on a host with wireless

Since you can’t bridge a wireless NIC, you’ll need to create a new bridge for your containers, set up NAT through it to the wireless NIC, and set up dnsmasq to provide ip addresses to your containers. First make sure … Continue reading

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LXC with bridged network

I usually show how to re-use libvirt’s bridge for lxc networking. And since generally I have libvirt installed anyway, it’s what I usually do. But if you don’t want to use libvirt, no big deal. If you’re using a wired … Continue reading

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Dialing conference calls with N900

I was going to be dialing into a confcall while otherwise occupied. Looking down at the keypad to dial in an assenine 10 digit passcode was not an option. But how to put the whole phone number, plus passcode, into … Continue reading

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Tips on LXC in Ubuntu natty

I’m going to post a few entries on using lxc in natty. This first one will just show some basic usage, with piggybacking on libvirt’s bridge. The next two will show how to use your own bridge. First, I think … Continue reading

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Linux Security Summit deadline approaching

The CFP for the Linux Security Summit is May 27. Last year’s summit was in my opinion the most interesting one yet, and I’m optimistic that this year will beat that.

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sbuild on xfs

It was about a year ago that I started using sbuild and sbuild. At the time, I had found that I needed a workaround to get around the fact that aufs doesn’t work on fs, which I use for my … Continue reading

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