abarbarian Posted August 23, 2015 Share Posted August 23, 2015 (edited) I have been keeping an eye on the Docker program for some while and whilst I have yet to give it a run I think it is one of the most exiting developments in the IT world. It seems to have some advantages over programs like VM or Virtual Box. Not familiar with docker ! Well if you do not get up to speed then like the dinosaur you will become extinct.Here is a some information to stop that happening. Solomon Hykes Explains Docker (2013) What is Docker? Docker brings the power of Linux containers (LXC) and aufs (Another Union File System) to create a new level of packaging and process isolation that really is something you should sit up and take note of. The first thing to mention about Docker is that it is a single executable daemon. That means it is easy to download and start running docker images on your Linux-based operating system. This docker daemon manages the docker processes, which run inside of LXC containers. A docker process is an instance of a docker image, and a docker image has one primary process that will run when you instantiate it. Have a spare 100 milliseconds and you want to run CouchDB? "docker run couchdb". A second later CouchDB will be running in an isolated container. It will be unaware that it is running inside of Docker. Want to run a headless Firefox with a VNC interface under Suse Linux? Just run the docker image for that. Want to run 20 instances of that docker image on the same machine? Just run "docker run" 20 times. Each process thinks it is binding to the same port. Suddenly you are testing a Cassandra or Hadoop cluster on one machine. I know I am a couple of years late in posting this but as they say better late than never. So this thread is dedicated to Docker images that are becoming available. Docker images of Kali Linux 2.0 (2015) About a week ago the Kali Linux (live) distribution version 2.0 was released, now Offensive Security – the company behind Kali Linux – has published so-called Docker images of Kali Linux 2.0, which lets you run it on any platform. Has anyone used Docker ? If so please do post your experiences. Edited August 23, 2015 by abarbarian Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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