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NAME

       cloud-sandbox - launch a cloud instance and ssh directly into it, as a 'sandbox' system

SYNOPSIS

       cloud-sandbox [instance-type [ubuntu-release]] [ec2-run-instance-options]

DESCRIPTION

       cloud-sandbox  is a program that launches a cloud instance (EC2 by default), automatically
       generates ssh host keys, ssh's into the launched system, and prompts the user for instance
       termination on exit.

       cloud-sandbox does the following:
        -  conveniently  supports  simple  parameters  for  instance-type  and ubuntu-release, by
       passing those to ubuntu-ec2-run(1)
        - generates ssh-host keys locally using ssh-keygen(1), and passes them to the instance
        -  automatically  adds   host   key   fingerprints   to   a   local   host   keys   file,
       $HOME/.ssh/known_hosts.cloud, which removes the interactive fingerprint prompt
        -  uses  ssh-import-id(1)  in  the  instance  to import the user's public SSH key, if the
       environment variable $LAUNCHPAD_ID exists
        - uses bootmail(1) to send the user email noting that the instance  has  booted,  if  the
       environment variable $BOOTMAIL exists and is a valid email address
        - waits in a loop for sshd(8) to start on the cloud instance
        - execs an ssh(1) session to the instance
        -  upon  exit,  interactively  prompts the user if they want to immediately terminate the
       instance and remote the ssh known host key

EXAMPLE

        cloud-sandbox

        cloud-sandbox m1.large

        cloud-sandbox t1.micro lucid

CAVEATS

       Note that the network operations will be a little slower than perhaps  you  are  used  to,
       when reading a manpage.  Also note that you must be internet-connected, and able to access
       manpages.ubuntu.com for this utility to be useful.  Finally, the algorithm that dman  uses
       to retrieve remote pages is considerably simpler than that of man(1).

SEE ALSO

       ubuntu-ec2-run(1), ssh-import-id(1), bootmail(1), ssh-keygen(1)

AUTHOR

       This  manpage  and  the  utility  was written by Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@ubuntu.com> for
       Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).  Permission is  granted  to  copy,  distribute
       and/or  modify  this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License  can  be  found  in
       /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL, or on the web at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.