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Re: [alpine-devel] vserver

From: Harry Lachanas <grharry_at_freemail.gr>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 13:22:43 +0300

Natanael Copa wrote:
> On 10/16/09, Harry Lachanas <grharry_at_freemail.gr> wrote:
>
>> I wonder
>> a) if possible to achive networking ( any kernel issues here ??) on
>> vserver and vhosts using bridges ( like xen, openvz )
>>
>
> no becuase xen an openvz provides a virtual network stack for the
> guests (with xen the guest needs another kernel with network stack).
> The network interface in guest is the same network interface on host.
>
> well... that means that you can create a bridge on the host and assign
> it to the guest, but the problem here is that the guest and host share
> the network interface.
>
>
>> b) If anybody succeded doing it ?
>>
>> Vserver networking IMHO is not the best you can get ...
>>
>
> depends on how you define "best". if you mean flexible (as in each
> guest can run its own firewall) then you are right. If you mean use
> less resources (speedier and less memory) then vserver is the best. :)
>
>
>> Immediately after I installed vs and vhost and ssh on both .. I crashed
>> into this
>>
>> http://linux-vserver.org/Frequently_Asked_Questions#When_I_try_to_ssh_to_the_guest.2C_I_log_into_the_host.2C_even_if_I_installed_sshd_on_the_guest._What.27s_wrong_here.3F
>>
>>
>> ( my luck I guess ;-) )
>>
>
> yeah... you are right. networking might be slightly tricky since the
> guests shares the network with host. Think chroot. If you have got the
> guest running and you run "ip addr" on host you will see that the
> guests ip addesses is assigned to the hosts network interface. Again.
> think the guest as a chroot more than a virtual machine.
>
> That said, the newer kernels does have some nice tricks to hide the
> problem with 0.0.0.0 address binding and loopback.
>
> I even think they have done some attempt to create virtual network
> stacks for the guests in recent kernels. I havent tested those though.
>
> What do you run on your vserver host? kernel version?
>
> I'm working on setting up a compile server for alpine and I need to
> have vserver with recent kernel on that one. (actually working on it
> as we speak)
>
>
The kernel problem appears on the vserver site
the most recent stable kernel is 2.6.22.19. which I am also downloading
and building it in debian right now.
Kinda slow I think ( almost like debian :-) ) ...

thanks,
Harry



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