Friday, November 7, 2014

Starting a network service on Ubuntu 14.04 at boot

I run an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on my Mac Mini with Yosemite. For some reason I cant get "bridged" network to work so I have to stick to NAT. What I needed was for the VM to start a Remote Port forwarding onto the host Mac at boot - so that I could simply use ssh to log into my VM. I needed answers to the following questions for this -

1. How do I get my networking to start at boot?
I am not sure of this I had to do this - add
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

into /etc/network/interfaces

2. Add a cron job to ssh into my mac -


x=`ps -Aef |grep 2222:localhost:22  | grep -v grep`


if [ "$x" = "" ]
echo "Started the service" > $logfile
date >> $logfile 
ssh -N -i /home/kashyap/.ssh/id_rsa -R 2222:localhost:22 &
echo "Service already running" > $logfile
echo "$x" >> $logfile
date >> $logfile

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