Distribution support

osctld distribution support enables seamless network configuration, configuration of hostname, DNS resolvers and changing user passwords from the host.

Currently supported distributions within a container are:

  • Alpine
  • Arch
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Devuan
  • Fedora
  • Gentoo
  • NixOS
  • openSUSE
  • Slackware
  • Ubuntu
  • Void

Unsupported distributions can be used without any restrictions, except that osctld will be able to configure the network only on the host, containers will have to be configured manually. Hostname configuration will function only partially (at runtime, no persistent configuration). DNS resolvers and password changing should work on most distributions.


Distribution support code is a part of osctld, it's programmed in Ruby, see directory osctld/lib/osctld/dist_config.