Re: [Vserver] ideal setup

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Thu 26 Apr 2007 - 23:29:35 BST
Message-ID: <>

On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 03:21:44PM -0500, Matthew Nuzum wrote:
> Hello, I've been using linux-vserver for years and years. I'm getting
> ready to put a couple servers into use and it seems things have
> changed greatly since I last configured it. Namely, you can do lots of
> cool stuff that couldn't be done before.
> I'll admit, I'm using a budget colo facility. I want to keep my
> bandwidth down. To achieve this, I've connected the servers via eth1
> to each other to create a private lan. Ideally, all traffic between
> the hosts would use this lan. I first started struggling with the idea
> of setting up multihomed vhosts when I realized it was pure insanity
> to do so. It would be so much better to create all the vservers on the
> private lan segment and use the hosts as routers to the outside world.
> By using SNAT rules, I can keep all my vhost traffic quiet and I can
> even install different services on different vhosts. Smart, right? Am
> I on the right track here, or should I just use multi-homed vservers?
> Anyone here seen a scenario like this documented? I'd love to be able
> to stand on the shoulders of giants.
> Additionally, I would love to use both quota and have the benefits of
> unification. I understand that to use quotas you need a separate
> filesystem. Of course, this makes unification impossible. So I had a
> bright idea.
> Most of the user data, everything I think I need to count against
> quotas as a matter of fact, will be in /home. So what if I create a
> filesystem (loop for example) and somehow mount it so that it is /home
> in the vserver. Would this allow me to enable quotas on the /home area
> of the disk?

yep, but I'd suggest to use lvm volumes, because they
will give you better performance than loop files

> Lastly, what is the best way to share user accounts across several
> vservers? (possibly spanning two physical hosts) Best being simple,
> reliable, non resource intensive and secure.

on the same host: have the same filesystem
on different hosts: use a network based filesystem


> Thanks for your suggestions and help.
> --
> Matthew Nuzum
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