LXC short for (Linux Containers) LXC is an operating system-level virtualization method for running multiple isolated Linux systems (containers) on a single control host. LXC is the userspace control package for Linux Containers, a lightweight virtual system mechanism sometimes described as “chroot ...

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SSH traffic redirect for LXC containers

I use LXC containers for ssh hosting and I would like to redirect SSH/SFTP traffic (using port 22) to the container's private IP address but on a user/IP basis. That is - one source port, many ...
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User not recognized by underlying authentication

I'm running lxc on Linux Mint Debian Edition tracking Wheezy/Sid. I created a container using "lxc-create -t debian -n dev". In accordance with the Debian wiki article on LXC I have mounted the ...
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Is LXC secure enough for VPS hosting?

Right now I'm using Linux VServer for VPS hosting. But it's lacking some functionality I need (ex. cpu usage virtualization, quota support for guests, etc.) so I'm thinking about switching to OpenVZ ...
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LXC container templates?

Is it possible to create an LXC container that you maintain only for the purpose of copying as a template? If so, how does one properly copy an LXC container?
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NTP on main server, and alternative on virtual (LXC)

I am setting up a server with several VPS. I am using LXC. I am thinking it would be better to have only the main server equipped with ntp and have the virtual boxes just get the time from the main ...
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Real life virtual bridge setup on Debian

How do I get the bridge setup done with multipe IP addresses. Ideally, I would have 4 virtual systems each with it's own IP address but also an intranet address (like 10.#.#.#). So that they can ...
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Find ip address of VM or Container using a bridge

I have a virtual machine/LXC container that is using a bridge (on br0) to access the network. On the system that is hosting the virtual machine and the bridge, I would like to be able to tell what ...
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Compute a list of difference between packages installed on two hosts

I just add some problems with my Debian virtual servers and I add to reinstall all of them from scratch. However, I still had access to the old version and I could retrieve the list of installed ...
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With CentOS 6 and LXC, “ifconfig” is unable to see network interface (but busybox “ifconfig” works fine)

I've just started working with LXC under CentOS 6 (via the libvirt adapter). If I create an LXC container, I'm unable to see any network interfaces when using the native system tools: # ifconfig -a ...
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Running linux containers (lxc) on ubuntu to isolate web server processes (ruby/thin)

I am trying to setup a server where I would be running multiple apps. Mostly internal but could also be open source projects like Redmine. They would all be Rails/Ruby apps/test scripts running on ...
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How can I set up my own DHCP subnet on Rackspace?

Update: As per grawity and MonkeeSage's comments, it seems my question was pointed in the wrong direction. I've updated the title and question below... I'm currently evaluating LXC as an option for ...
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lxc and networking setup

I'm hosting several VPS using linux-vserver. Now I want to switch to LXC. So far it looks promising, but I wonder how to setup networking. Especially which interface type to use and how to configure ...
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LXC container network/routing issues

I have been experimenting with LXC virtualisation in order to run virtual machines on a dedicated server, but am having trouble setting up the networking properly. I am using veth bridged networking, ...
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Explain in Plain English what is LXC and for what it is useful [closed]

What is LXC? For what it is useful? What are the differences between LXC and common virtualization?
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Process niceness value

I was just looking for some clarification about the niceness value of a process, or perhaps some advice if I'm going about this all wrong. Say I have a couple dozen web server processes on a single ...
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veth, macvlan or maybe sth else?

I don't understand the modes of lxc network. I'd like to have 4 guests: apache1, apache2, database and frontdoor frontdoor is a squid which decides which apache should be used It works perfectly ...
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Linux Containers: share box ip address?

I would like to run services like mysqld, apache and vsftpd in separated environment: w/o access to other processes, w/o access to devices, w/o access to binaries and don't execute uploaded files. As ...
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What creates /dev/stderr in FC14?

I'm wondering what creates /dev/stderr on FC14. rpm -qf doesn't show any package ownership. I've dug through the init scripts and can't find it anywhere. To provide some context, I'm creating a ...
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use LXC under heavier virtualization (Xen, KVM,Hyper-V,VMVare)

Is it possible to use LXC under heavier virtualization (Xen DomU,KVM,Hyper-V,VMVare) ? I would like to use it as security (isolation) tool, the ability to limit resource consumption is not priority ...
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How to configure `lxc` like `openvz`

I was going to fire up a OpenVZ node to test out some software, but it looks like OpenVZ is no longer supported in Ubuntu (deprecated in favor of lxc. It looks like can do more than simply ...
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Why LXC when there is linux-vserver?

I am no LXC expert, but as far as I know it is really similar to linux-vserver. If that is correct, I wonder why there is another player in the already crowded virtualization camp? What does LXC ...