Docker image for a lightweight ArchLinux playground
- Take advantage of Arch's latest packages (rolling update <3 )
- While keep host in a stable state: in worst case we can just discard the container and start over
This image is intended for interactive sessions rather than services. The only daemon is
sshd at pid=1.
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Start and configure
# docker run --detach --name=arch-p -p 60022:22 -v /arch-home:/home --hostname=arch-p1 jokester/arch-playground ^expose sshd ^set hostname ^container name ^persistent volume for $HOME ^the image just built
To configure the playground, start a shell with root in container:
# docker exec -it arch-p sh --login -i [root@arch-p1 /]#
and set what you need.
A few examples are listed below:
- set root password
[root@arch-p1 /]# passwd New password: Retype new password: passwd: password updated successfully
- create new user and set password
[root@arch-p1 /]# useradd -m newuser [root@arch-p1 /]# passwd newuser New password: Retype new password: passwd: password updated successfully
SSH into the playground and ta-da!
$ ssh newuser@localhost -p 60022 (if you are prompted the host key, type `yes`) newuser@localhost's password: [newuser@arch-p1 ~]$