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User Mode Linux by Dike Jeff

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Chapter 10. Large UML Server Management

In the previous chapter, we talked about setting up a smallish UML server where the UML users would be local users who have accounts on the host and where it is not a goal to run as many UML instances on the host as possible. Now, we will take a look at running a large server where the UML users are untrusted, we want the largest possible number of instances running with acceptable performance, and we are willing to tune the host in order to accomplish this.

Security is going to be a major theme. The presence of untrusted users who do not have accounts on the host and who should stay confined to their UML instances requires a layered approach to security. The first layer is UML itself. There are no known ...

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