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April 24, 2016

 

Using docker differently

1) There is no need to run each container as deamon. We can call the container as and when required like this...

[root@ip-172-31-8-33 ec2-user]# docker run ubuntu echo "hello world"
hello world

We can also use python to execute such command.

How to install:

pip install -e git+https://github.com/deepgram/sidomo.git#egg=sidomo

How to use:

from sidomo import Container

with Container('ubuntu') as c:
    for output_line in c.run('echo hello world'):
        print(output_line)


2) Docker containers can also be used for testing purpose. selenium browser testing is possible using docker. for e.g.

## http://testdetective.com/selenium-grid-with-docker/

docker run -d -P --name selenium-hub selenium/hub

docker run -d --link selenium-hub:hub selenium/node-firefox

docker run -d -P --link selenium-hub:hub selenium/node-chrome


3) There are other containers those can be used and the list can be found here...

https://blog.jessfraz.com/post/docker-containers-on-the-desktop/

Some of the containers from the above link are listed:

# run tor proxies
docker run -d --restart always -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro  -p 9050:9050 --name torproxy jess/tor-proxy

docker run -d --restart always -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro --link torproxy:torproxy -p 8118:8118 --name privoxy jess/privoxy


# help the tor network by running a bridge relay!
docker run -d -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime --restart always -p 9001:9001 --name tor-relay jess/tor-relay -f /etc/tor/torrc.bridge

# IRC Client
docker run -it -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime -v $HOME/.irssi:/home/user/.irssi --read-only --name irssi jess/irssi

# email app
docker run -it -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime -e GMAIL -e GMAIL_NAME -e GMAIL_PASS -e GMAIL_FROM -v $HOME/.gnupg:/home/user/.gnupg --name mutt jess/mutt


# text based twitter client
docker run -it -v /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime -v $HOME/.rainbow_oauth:/root/.rainbow_oauth -v $HOME/.rainbow_config.json:/root/.rainbow_config.json --name rainbowstream jess/rainbowstream

# lynx browser
docker run -it --name lynx jess/lynx

# chrome
docker run -it --net host --cpuset-cpus 0 --memory 512mb -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix -e DISPLAY=unix$DISPLAY -v $HOME/Downloads:/root/Downloads -v $HOME/.config/google-chrome/:/data --device /dev/snd --name chrome jess/chrome

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