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containers is a simple implementation of containers for Linux, making secure containers as easy to create and use as a traditional chroot. It comprises three utilities, contain, inject, and pseudo, which use the kernel support for user namespaces merged in Linux 3.8.

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Recent releases

  •  22 Feb 2014 21:10

    Release Notes: This release adds fixes to work correctly with security restrictions introduced to proc and sysfs in Linux 3.12. An option to disable console emulation is also introduced.

    •  07 Aug 2013 13:46

      Release Notes: This is the first stable release of the containers tools, ready for production use. Since the previous version 0.9, documentation in README and TIPS has been fleshed out, "inject" has been corrected to work with network namespaces, and "contain" now tries harder to remove any stray temporary directories on error.

      •  19 Jul 2013 14:20

        Release Notes: This is the first public release of containers. All three tools are feature-complete and stable, but additional documentation and examples will be included in a future 1.0 release.


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