Category: Linux

A gentle introduction to security fuzzing and the Advanced Fuzzing League++ (afl++)

Writing software is similar to translating from one language to another. Specifically, it is similar to translating from your native language to some other language. You are translating to that other language so that you can help those others do some task for you. You might not understand this other language very well, and some …

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timg, a text mode image viewer and video player

Yes, you read it right. timg is a text mode image viewer and can also play videos. But, but, how is that possible? timg uses suitable Unicode characters and also the colour support that is available in many terminal emulators. timg is developed by Henner Zeller, and in 2017 I wrote a blog post about …

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How to setup multiple WordPress sites in LXD containers

My article was recently published on Linode on how to setup many WordPress websites on a single server, and put each website inside LXD containers. By doing so, you can have greater density on your VPS and more value for money. Apart from that, it also has great educational value to go through all the …

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How to run a Windows virtual machine on LXD on Linux

Update 27th April 2021: The post has been updated and rechecked. Now, the stable version of distrobuilder is able to repack-windows and you do not need use the version from the edge channel. LXD is a hypervisor to run both system containers (a la LXC) and virtual machines (a la QEMU) on Linux distributions. System …

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How to get LXD containers obtain IP from the LAN with ipvlan networking

You are using LXD containers and you want a container (or more) to use an IP address from the LAN (or, get an IP address just like the host does). LXD currently supports four ways to do that, and depending on your needs, you select the appropriate way. Using macvlan. See https://blog.simos.info/how-to-make-your-lxd-container-get-ip-addresses-from-your-lan/ Using bridged. See …

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How to run graphics (X11) applications in the Kali LXD container

LXD gives you system containers and virtual machines, usable from the same user interface. You would rather use system containers as they are more lightweight than VMs. Previously we have seen how to use the Kali LXD containers (includes how to use a USB network adapter). There is documentation on using graphics applications (X11) in …

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