Interesting day, flying from Montreal, Quebec to Dallas, Texas for the Ubuntu Developer Summit.
I have been able to try American Airlines’ in-flight wireless, it works surprisingly well, I get a stable 80ms latency to my home server and a quick bandwidth test gives me some 100kB/s.
On a completely different topic but still somewhat related, on that same flight, I have been able to install the latest libvirt packages I uploaded this morning to my PPA.
It’s the first time I actually manage to get networking to work with LXC in libvirt using libvirt’s network configuration.
I’ll be trying to convert some of the UDS attendees so they try it out and help making it work just fine in Lucid. Having that and kvm supported by libvirt will make Ubuntu a rocking platform for virtualization/contextualization.
Quick quote from my first test (starting the container, entering it, setting up network with DHCP, pinging my home server):
root@castiana:~# sudo virsh --connect lxc:/// Welcome to virsh, the virtualization interactive terminal. Type: 'help' for help with commands 'quit' to quit virsh # start shell Domain shell started virsh # console shell Connected to domain shell Escape character is ^] root@castiana:/# dhclient3 eth0 There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 29 removed stale PID file Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.1 Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium. All rights reserved. For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/ Listening on LPF/eth0/52:54:00:d8:9b:96 Sending on LPF/eth0/52:54:00:d8:9b:96 Sending on Socket/fallback DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.122.78 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 DHCPACK of 192.168.122.78 from 192.168.122.1 bound to 192.168.122.78 -- renewal in 1749 seconds. root@castiana:/# ping athos.stgraber.org PING athos.stgraber.org (188.8.131.52) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from modemcable078.46-200-24.mc.videotron.ca (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=1 ttl=43 time=94.1 ms ^C --- athos.stgraber.org ping statistics --- 1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 94.124/94.124/94.124/0.000 ms root@castiana:/# ps aux USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND root 1 0.0 0.0 17636 1772 pts/0 Ss 20:16 0:00 /bin/bash root 29 0.0 0.0 6488 440 ? Ss 20:16 0:00 dhclient3 eth0 root 31 0.0 0.0 14892 1028 pts/0 R+ 20:16 0:00 ps aux root@castiana:/#