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Friday, August 31 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
The State of Rootless Containers - Aleksa Sarai, SUSE LLC & Akihiro Suda, NTT

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Running containers without the need for root privileges is fairly attractive, as it can protect the system from potential security bugs in the runtime through principle-of-least-privilege. Also, the ability for any user to spawn up a container allows usage in enterprise multi-tenant environments where even the security of the container runtime is not necessarily trusted.

In this talk, Aleksa and Akihiro will provide a review of the current state of the art in rootless containers and an overview of current techniques being used and problems that are currently being worked on (both in userland and in kernel-space). The main topics of discussion will be the topic of privileged filesystem emulation, removing the need for suid binaries, and work done on a rootless userland networking stack using TAP interfaces.  Finally, a discussion of rootless Kubernetes will be touched on with regard to the remaining

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Aleksa Sarai

Senior Software Engineer, SUSE LLC
Aleksa Sarai is a core developer and maintainer of runc and umoci, | contributor to the Open Container Initiative specifications, and a | long-time contributor to Docker. In addition, he's contributed to the | Linux kernel as part of his work on containers. He works on the | Kubernetes... Read More →
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Akihiro Suda

Software Engineer, NTT
Akihiro Suda is a software engineer at NTT Corporation, a Japan-based telecommunication company. He has been a core maintainer of Moby (former Docker Engine) since November 2016. He has been also a maintainer of several opensource container software such as CNCF containerd and Moby... Read More →

Friday August 31, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Room 118