Docker OpenWRT Image

The goal of this document is to run openwrt images on docker, a container system based on LXC.

Import the base image:

$ docker import http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/x86/generic/openwrt-x86-generic-rootfs.tar.gz openwrt-x86-generic-rootfs
$ docker images
REPOSITORY                           TAG                   IMAGE ID            CREATED             VIRTUAL SIZE
openwrt-x86-generic-rootfs           latest                2cebd16f086c        6 minutes ago       5.283 MB

Run a simple cat inside the docker image:

root@turmes /home/zoobab/docker [14]# docker run -i openwrt-x86-generic-rootfs cat /etc/banner
  _______                     ________        __
 |       |.-----.-----.-----.|  |  |  |.----.|  |_
 |   -   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  ||   _||   _|
 |_______||   __|_____|__|__||________||__|  |____|
          |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
 -----------------------------------------------------
 ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT (12.09, r36088)
 -----------------------------------------------------
  * 1/4 oz Vodka      Pour all ingredients into mixing
  * 1/4 oz Gin        tin with ice, strain into glass.
  * 1/4 oz Amaretto
  * 1/4 oz Triple sec
  * 1/4 oz Peach schnapps
  * 1/4 oz Sour mix
  * 1 splash Cranberry juice
 -----------------------------------------------------
root@turmes /home/zoobab/docker [15]# 

Let's run a basic command:

root@turmes /home/zoobab [17]# docker run -i openwrt-x86-generic-rootfs ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr F2:06:70:1D:D0:65  
          inet addr:172.17.0.30  Bcast:172.17.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::f006:70ff:fe1d:d065/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

root@turmes /home/zoobab [18]# docker run -i openwrt-x86-generic-rootfs /sbin/init
init started: BusyBox v1.19.4 (2013-03-06 20:07:44 UTC)
sysinit: date: can't set kernel time zone: Operation not permitted

sysinit: Loading defaults

sysinit: Loading synflood protection

sysinit: Adding custom chains

sysinit: Loading zones

sysinit: Loading forwardings

sysinit: Loading rules

sysinit: Loading redirects

sysinit: Loading includes

sysinit: Optimizing conntrack

sysinit: Loading interfaces


You can also run an interactive shell:

root@turmes /home/zoobab [20]# docker run -i -t openwrt-x86-generic-rootfs /bin/ash


BusyBox v1.19.4 (2013-03-06 20:07:44 UTC) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/ # ps
  PID USER       VSZ STAT COMMAND
    1 root      1248 S    /bin/ash
    6 root      1248 R    ps
/ # 

There seems to be an issue with /var subdirs not created:

/ # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 02:51:6F:E7:12:0A  
          inet addr:172.17.0.44  Bcast:172.17.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::51:6fff:fee7:120a/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:25 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:15551 (15.1 KiB)  TX bytes:648 (648.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

/ # opkg update
Collected errors:
 * opkg_conf_load: Could not create lock file /var/lock/opkg.lock: No such file or directory.
/ # mkdir -p /var/lock
/ # ls
bin      dev      etc      lib      mnt      overlay  proc     rom      root     sbin     sys      tmp      usr      var      www
/ # opkg update
Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/x86/generic/packages/Packages.gz.
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/attitude_adjustment.
/ # 

Let's change the root password and try to setup dropbear to connect over ssh:

/ # passwd
Changing password for root
New password: 
Bad password: too weak
Retype password: 
Password for root changed by root
/ # ps
  PID USER       VSZ STAT COMMAND
    1 root      1252 S    /bin/ash
   21 root      1248 R    ps
/ # /etc/init.d/dropbear restart
/ # ps
  PID USER       VSZ STAT COMMAND
    1 root      1260 S    /bin/ash
   44 root       960 S    /usr/sbin/dropbear -P /var/run/dropbear.1.pid -p 22
   45 root      1248 R    ps
/ #

Leave the console OPENED, and in another terminal, try to SSH to the IP address:

zoobab@turmes /home/zoobab [2]$ ssh root@172.17.0.45
root@172.17.0.45's password: 


BusyBox v1.19.4 (2013-03-06 20:07:44 UTC) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

  _______                     ________        __
 |       |.-----.-----.-----.|  |  |  |.----.|  |_
 |   -   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  ||   _||   _|
 |_______||   __|_____|__|__||________||__|  |____|
          |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
 -----------------------------------------------------
 ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT (12.09, r36088)
 -----------------------------------------------------
  * 1/4 oz Vodka      Pour all ingredients into mixing
  * 1/4 oz Gin        tin with ice, strain into glass.
  * 1/4 oz Amaretto
  * 1/4 oz Triple sec
  * 1/4 oz Peach schnapps
  * 1/4 oz Sour mix
  * 1 splash Cranberry juice
 -----------------------------------------------------
root@17691dbb9d9a:~# 
</code<

Now let's install one package:

<code>
root@17691dbb9d9a:~# opkg update
Collected errors:
 * opkg_conf_load: Could not create lock file /var/lock/opkg.lock: No such file or directory.
root@17691dbb9d9a:~# mkdir /var/lock
root@17691dbb9d9a:~# opkg update
Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/x86/generic/packages/Packages.gz.
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/attitude_adjustment.
root@17691dbb9d9a:~# opkg install 
root@17691dbb9d9a:~# ps
  PID USER       VSZ STAT COMMAND
    1 root      1260 S    /bin/ash
   30 root       960 S    /usr/sbin/dropbear -P /var/run/dropbear.1.pid -p 22
   38 root      1032 S    /usr/sbin/dropbear -P /var/run/dropbear.1.pid -p 22
   39 root      1256 S    -ash
   48 root      1248 R    ps
root@17691dbb9d9a:~# opkg install lighttpd
Installing lighttpd (1.4.30-2) to root...
Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/x86/generic/packages/lighttpd_1.4.30-2_x86.ipk.
Installing libopenssl (1.0.1e-1) to root...
Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/x86/generic/packages/libopenssl_1.0.1e-1_x86.ipk.
Installing zlib (1.2.7-1) to root...
Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/x86/generic/packages/zlib_1.2.7-1_x86.ipk.
Installing libpcre (8.11-2) to root...
Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/x86/generic/packages/libpcre_8.11-2_x86.ipk.
Installing libpthread (0.9.33.2-1) to root...
Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/x86/generic/packages/libpthread_0.9.33.2-1_x86.ipk.
Configuring libpthread.
Configuring libpcre.
Configuring zlib.
Configuring libopenssl.
Configuring lighttpd.
root@17691dbb9d9a:~#

I published a docker image:

docker pull  zoobab/openwrt-x86-attitude

Example to get a shell:

root@turmes /home/zoobab [4]# docker run -i -t zoobab/openwrt-x86-attitude /bin/ash


BusyBox v1.19.4 (2013-03-06 20:07:44 UTC) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/ # ls
bin      dev      etc      lib      mnt      overlay  proc     rom      root     sbin     sys      tmp      usr      var      www
/ # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr E6:7A:80:85:59:68  
          inet addr:172.17.0.46  Bcast:172.17.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::e47a:80ff:fe85:5968/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:7069 (6.9 KiB)  TX bytes:328 (328.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

/ # 

Todolist

  • Fix /sbin/init to get the openwrt banner and shell at the end?
  • Fix the /var entries
  • Change the build to generate some images with dev entries
  • Gte the LUCI web interface to work
  • publish more images with x64 and/or x32 arch
  • publish images with interesting profiles (lighttpd dirlist server, ftpd server, ircd server, tor server, etc…)

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