Dockerfile to build a docker image allowing you to run a
BOINC client in a container.
For a dockerized
boinccmd command to control this client, see the
3 simple reasons:
I occasionally want to run BOINC on a machine that isn't mine, and
it's either restricted or I don't want it to be visible or to leave
stray data on the machine.
I didn't find a decent Dockerfile for this yet that I could use
directly, and I figured others might like to have one.
It serves as a good test-bed for me to learn about docker for other
purposes, as it could require me to use a lot of its features on
the long run if it matures into something decent: volumes, data
containers, links, compose, etc...
Pull From DockerHub
docker pull laurentmalvert/docker-boinc
Build It Yourself
docker -t boinc .
boinc BOINC Client
# start the boinc-client, allowing connections from any host docker run \ --name boinc \ -d \ laurentmalvert/docker-boinc --allow_remote_gui_rpc
You can control your BOINC client using the
tool. See its documentation for usage details.
See also the
docker-boinccmd repo for a dockerized version of
boinccmd and usage examples.
Possible Improvements ?
- Use volumes to grab startup config.
- Use volumes to persist work data and config between execution.
- Provide some preset startup scripts.