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Dockerfile with sshd server and nginx. Forked from viliusl/docker-sshd-nginx to apply best practices
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Dockerfile for building docker container with passwordless sshd server and nginx serving static page. This is mostly a template for creating more useful docker images.


This repository contains all needed resources to build a docker image with following features:

  • sshd with passwordless login;
  • nginx running and serving simple static page;
  • services configured and runnign via supervisord.

For convenience there is a ./ command for building, starting (with proper port mappings), stopping and connecting via ssh.

Why forking the original viliusl/docker-sshd-nginx?

Mainly to apply best practices in order to optimize the building process and the resulting size of the image

  • Ease later changes by sorting multi-line arguments alphanumerically
  • Avoid RUN apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade -y --no-install-recommends
  • Don’t do RUN apt-get update on a single line (but along with apt-get install)
  • Do NOT use DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive

As a matter of fact it proved to reduce the image size by a mere 45 Mb (based on ubuntu/precise) for what it's worth.

fxmartin/ubuntu-sshd-nginx latest 3f48e0953b35 About an hour ago 270.4 MB
fxmartin/ubuntu-sshd-nginx-precise latest 349d75c7471c 48 minutes ago 214.9 MB
viliusl/ubuntu-sshd-nginx latest bae0d68cf679 22 months ago 259.1 MB


You can download this image from public Docker Registry.
A bash script is provided:, which allows to manage the container, considering that it won't stop by itself due to supervisor daemon:

  • start: to start the container
  • stop: to stop the container
  • build: build the docker image
  • ssh: ssh to the container
  • web: launch chrome with the IP automatically retrieved from the script
  • proc: launch chrome with the supervisord web ui (user = admin, password = admin)

Run using command:

docker run -d -p 55522:22 -p 55580:80 fxmartin/ubuntu-sshd-nginx
or start

Connect via ssh: ssh


Image 1 - nginx welcome page

Image 2 - supervisord web ui to manage processes


Just don't forget to add private key (yeah, I know) from ssh_keys folder to you '~/.ssh/' and add it via

ssh-add -K ~/.ssh/id_rsa_docker

Removed docker calls via sudo as it is not best practice for a local docker installation.


Forked from viliusl/docker-sshd-nginx

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