[clug] Process sandboxing

Robert Brockway robert at timetraveller.org
Sun Jul 17 21:42:25 MDT 2011

On Fri, 15 Jul 2011, Jeremy Kerr wrote:

> Hi Jeff,
>> Interesting idea. Doesn't appear to be applicable as I'm running things
>> without a GUI on a server.

Remember that X-window is network transparent.  You can run a GUI app and 
remote display it - no need to have an X server running on the server 
running the app.

> In that case, you might be able to use lxc containers directly; arkose
> is basically a GUI frontend for LXC.

I'd recommend OpenVZ over LXC.  It is true that OpenVZ will eventually go 
away in favour of LXC but in the mean time OpenVZ has greater stability 
and features.  I expect I'll continue to use OpenVZ for the next 2-3 years 
and then switch to LXC once it has matured.  I don't expect the switch to 
be painful at all.

This is aside from whether containerisation is the right solution for the 
problem at hand.



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