Quick & Easy: LXC Container on Ubuntu 16.04

Quick & Easy: LXC Container on Ubuntu 16.04

Install lxc
apt-get install lxc -y

create container with latest ubuntu
sudo lxc-create -n loki -t ubuntu

create container with ubuntu 14.04
sudo lxc-create -t download -n loki -- -d ubuntu -r trusty -a amd64

start container
sudo lxc-start -n loki

login to container
sudo lxc-attach -n loki

or you can run
sudo lxc-create -n loki -t ubuntu && lxc-start -n loki && lxc-attach -n loki

run a test with caddy http server

  • apt-get install curl ca-certificates -y
  • curl https://getcaddy.com | bash
  • mkdir -p /var/www
  • echo "#woah ninja#" > /var/www/index.md
  • caddy -root "/var/www/" "markdown" "tls self_signed" &


  • exit

find ip of container

  • sudo lxc-info -n loki

check if port is open on container

  • nc -zv loki-ip 2015

setup forwarding manually

  • sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward=1
  • iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp -d host-ip --dport 2015 -j DNAT --to-destination loki-ip:2015
  • iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -j MASQUERADE

Distroy container

  • lxc-destroy -n loki

sources:unixmen, Arch, do, cyberciti

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