Category: general

How to setup Netdata in a LXD container for real-time monitoring

Netdata does real-time health monitoring and performance troubleshooting for systems and applications. It helps you instantly diagnose slowdowns and anomalies in your infrastructure with thousands of metrics, interactive visualizations, and insightful health alarms. When you set it up on your system, Netdata sets up a Web page where you can view real-time information, including CPU …

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Testing CVE-2019-11043 (php-fpm security vulnerability) with LXD system containers

CVE-2019-11043 is a buffer overflow in php-fpm that under certain conditions, can lead to remote execution. There is an exploit at PHuiP-FPizdaM that targets certain nginx and php-fpm configurations. On their page, the describe how to use Docker to test this exploit. In this post, we use LXD to test the exploit and verify whether …

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How to add both a private and public network to LXD using cloud-init

When you launch a new LXD container, LXD applies the default LXD profile unless you specify a different profile. By adding configuration to a LXD profile, you can launch containers with specific parameters such as specific network configuration. In the following we see how this default LXD profile looks like, and then use cloud-init instructions …

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Cloud-init support in LXD container images

cloud-init is a tool to help you customize cloud images. When you launch a cloud image, you can provide to it with your cloud-init instructions, and the cloud image will execute them. In that way, you can start with a generic cloud image, and as soon as it booted up, it will be configured to …

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Using the LXD Kali container image

If you have a look at the list of container images for LXD (repository images:), you will notice the recent addition of the Kali container images. These were added by Re4son (@kali.org). But Kali is a security distribution, does it make sense to create system containers with Kali? LXD offers system containers, which are similar …

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I am running Steam/Wine on Ubuntu 19.10 (no 32-bit on the host)

I like to take care of my desktop Linux and I do so by not installing 32-bit libraries. If there are any old 32-bit applications, I prefer to install them in a LXD container. Because in a LXD container you can install anything, and once you are done with it, you delete it and poof …

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