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How to use the LXD Proxy Device to map ports between the host and the containers

LXD supports proxy devices, which is a way to proxy connections between the host and containers. This includes TCP, UDP and Unix socket connections, in any combination between each other, in any direction. For example, when someone connects to your host on port 80 (http), then this connection can be proxied to a container using …

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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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How to run LXD containers in WSL2

Microsoft announced in May that the new version of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2), will be running on the Linux kernel, itself running alongside the Windows kernel in Windows. In June, the first version of WSL2 has been made available as long as you update your Windows 10 installation to the Windows Insider …

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Running Steam in a LXD system container

You can run Steam directly on your desktop, but it tends to install all sorts of 32-bit packages. How can you restrict Steam and any games into a container so that it does not mess the rest of your desktop? A virtual machine would be overkill. In this post, we see how to do this …

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