Category: security

How to run a Windows virtual machine on LXD on Linux

LXD is a hypervisor to run both system containers (a la LXC) and virtual machines (a la QEMU) on Linux distributions. System containers are lightweight because they are based solely on the Linux kernel for their virtualization features, and support Linux guests only. However, virtual machines can run other operating systems. In this post, we …

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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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How to use NordVPN in a LXD container

NordVPN is one of many VPN services. I was asked to have a look at how to make it work in a LXD container and as a result I am writing this post. I am not advertising this service, nor do I use affiliate links, etc. Up to now, NordVPN have refused to fix their …

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Using the radare2 snap package

radare2 is a tool for reverse-engineering software. It is quite versatile, and can deal either with binary files of executable code, or even attach to a running process. Packaging (making available an installation package for end-users) is always an issue, especially when the software gets updated often. There is in the works a snap package …

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A network-isolated container in LXD

In this post we see how to get different types of network-isolated containers in LXD. Even if you are not interested in such things, doing this tutorial will help you understand better LXD proxy devices. LXD container with no networking To get a LXD container without networking, you omit the networking configuration in the profile …

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How to use virtual machines in LXD

Update 22 May 2020: The Ubuntu container images have been updated to install on first boot the LXD Agent in the VM. The corresponding section below has been updated so that you can skip the manual step, if your VM image does it for you. Update 22 May 2020: See also the tutorial at https://discuss.linuxcontainers.org/t/running-virtual-machines-with-lxd-4-0/7519 …

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