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Linux-VServer Project

Welcome, Linux-VServer provides virtualization for GNU/Linux systems. This is accomplished by kernel level isolation. It allows to run multiple virtual units at once. Those units are sufficiently isolated to guarantee the required security, but utilize available resources efficiently, as they run on the same kernel.

This site contains information relating to the use and development of virtual servers based on Linux-VServer. This particular virtual server model is implemented through a combination of "security contexts", segmented routing, chroot, extended quotas and some other standard tools.

Note: in response to public demand, we added a Hacker Page and we would kindly ask all that wannabe hackers use that page for the very challenging task of wiki hacking (TIA:). Why do we have an 'open' wiki with no auth then? Because the majority of people are adult enough not to deface common property (especially if it belongs to a cool free software project you might find useful yourself some day).

It is intended that in the future this site will become the central repository of information and coordination. To that end, all current developers and interested individuals are invited to contribute to these pages.

Note: If this isn't what you are looking for, maybe [Linux Virtual Server] is.


Date ... what happened.
31 May 2006: Herbert has some talks and moderation in Vienna on [linuxwochen Wien 2006]. It lasts until June 2. See link for more details (all in German)
3 May 2006: We've got a booth at [LinuxTag 2006]. It lasts until May 6. Try channel #vserver-linuxtag
18 Apr 2006: document VServer installation Fedora Core 5
29 Mar 2006: LinuxTag2006 linux-vserver has been accepted for a booth at [LinuxTag 2006]. We need you there!
20 Dec 2005: [VServer 2.1.0] development released (Herbert)
13 Dec 2005: [VServer 2.01] released (Herbert)
23 Nov 2005: [VServer installation Ubuntu Breezy]
16 Oct 2005: document VServer installation Fedora Core 4
15 Oct 2005: [Vserver Workshop] at Open Weekend
31 Jul 2005: [Presentation] at What The Hack ([video])
7 Aug 2005: [VServer 2.0] released (Herbert)
23 Jan 2005: [VServer 1.2.10] released (Herbert)
1 Nov 2003: [VServer 1.0] released! (Herbert)

Please also present scheduled appearances and important dates to our project in Dates and Planning



Contact vserver(at)tuxbox[dot]nu for questions regarding the mailing list
[French speaking vserver user Mailing List]
realtime logs: [IRC-Logs] (tx Pinky)
old archives: [IRC-Logs] (tx Paul) [IRC-Logs] (tx Ryan)
Gentoo Users: #gentoo-vserver on irc.freenode.net


Stable Sources (Changelog)

component 2.6.14 2.6.15 2.6.16 2.6.17
kernel [] [] [] []
vserver [2.01] [2.0.2-rc13] [2.0.2-rc22] [2.0.2-rc27]
util-vserver [0.30.210] [0.30.210] [0.30.210] [0.30.210]

grsec + vserver patch: []

Development Sources (Changelog)

component 2.6.14 2.6.15 2.6.16 2.6.17
kernel [] [] [] []
vserver [2.1.0] [2.1.1-rc13] [2.1.1-rc22] [2.1.1-rc27]
util-vserver [0.30.210] [0.30.210] [0.30.210] [0.30.210]

Experimental Sources (Changelog)

Experimental sources are likely to apply clean to the newest vanilla kernel. For kernel versions see changelog. If you are asking yourself at the moment, if you should try experimental: Be advised not to do it. You probably wont even notice the advantage over stable or devel.

Get the most recent patches from http://vserver.13thfloor.at/Experimental/?C=N

Older downloads


Tools and patches, including userspace and grsec tools


Important Links

Public Relations


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