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Support for Firefox docker container

 

Application Name: Firefox
Application Site: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Docker Hub: https://hub.docker.com/r/jlesage/firefox/
Github: https://github.com/jlesage/docker-firefox

 

This container is based on Alpine Linux, meaning that its size is very small.  It also has a very nice, mobile-friendly web UI to access Firefox graphical interface and is actively supported!

 

Make sure to look at the complete documentation, available on Github !

 

Post any questions or issues relating to this docker in this thread.

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Maybe this is a real stupid question, but why would I want to install a firefox container, access it via a browser and use it to surf instead of the browser I'm accessing it with?

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I guess 'Sandbox' browsing - docker is isolated from rest of PC, so if browser is compromised your PC isn't touched.

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Makes sense.  Had to ask.

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7 minutes ago, Squid said:

Maybe this is a real stupid question, but why would I want to install a firefox container, access it via a browser and use it to surf instead of the browser I'm accessing it with?

 

In my case, I use it to keep a bunch of open tabs of sites I use frequently.  I also have some browser extensions that are configured to access local applications (e.g. Transmission).

Having a container allows me to access them from different devices and potentially remotely (e.g. from work).

 

Before I was using a VM to the same thing.

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This is great. I run a few Firefox extensions in a Windows VM that I need running 24/7. Although that works perfectly fine, I'm hoping running those in Firefox docker will be super reliable :)

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11 hours ago, jonathanm said:

Maybe you could collaborate with @binhex and add a VPN support module.

I think it's already possible to route any container through one of the binhex's vpn container.

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1 hour ago, Djoss said:

I think it's already possible to route any container through one of the binhex's vpn container.

It definitely is, but if somebody doesn't want to rely on one of his privoxy enabled containers, it would be nice to have a standalone option. The privoxy proxy does some filtering that may not be desirable in all circumstances, and a direct connection to the VPN would be preferred.

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Is this doable with Chrome or is there specfic reason Firefox is better over chrome?

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17 hours ago, McKentin said:

Is this doable with Chrome or is there specfic reason Firefox is better over chrome?

Not really.  Firefox was already supported by Alpine, so it was easier to do ;)

But I don't know how the new Quantum version compare to Chrome..

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4 hours ago, Djoss said:

Not really.  Firefox was already supported by Alpine, so it was easier to do ;)

But I don't know how the new Quantum version compare to Chrome..

Ah ok thanks for the explanation, i looked into firefox since like 7 years. Seems that alot extensions and plugins arent updated for the new Quantum version lol.

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Firefox will let you put in a proxy server, so if you are using one of Binhex's Privoxy servers you should be able to go into the Firefox settings and configure it directly to use the VPN Proxy.

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Is there a way to limit how much ram this firefox or docker can use?

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1 hour ago, remati said:

Is there a way to limit how much ram this firefox or docker can use?

In container settings, you can add something like "--memory=4G" in "Extra Parameters" (you need to toggle the advanced view).

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On 6/4/2018 at 6:15 PM, Djoss said:

In container settings, you can add something like "--memory=4G" in "Extra Parameters" (you need to toggle the advanced view).

 

Looks like there is an extra parameter "--shm-size 2g" already. Will this shm-size limit firefox to 2gb or should I use "--memory=2G" instead?

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7 minutes ago, remati said:

 

Looks like there is an extra parameter "--shm-size 2g" already. Will this shm-size limit firefox to 2gb or should I use "--memory=2G" instead?

This is something else.  This sets the size of /dev/shm.  You should keep it and just append the - -memory setting.

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