Guest Configuration

Using Debian 8 (Jessie). Setup the guest for AfNOG, starting from a (virtual) console:

adduser afnog
apt install nano sudo openssh-server vim iputils-ping less
usermod -G sudo afnog
# Get the IP address assigned by the DHCP server

You should now be able to SSH in as user afnog to complete the installation.

ssh afnog@<dynamic-ip>
mkdir .ssh
sudo mkdir /root/.ssh

Sudo edit /etc/network/interfaces and make it look like this:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
	# Please check the following values are appropriate for your network:

Restart networking (on the guest) and reconnect using the new IP (

Copy an SSH key into the guest:

scp ~/.ssh/ afnog@
ssh afnog@ sudo cp .ssh/authorized_keys /root/.ssh/authorized_keys

(Unless already present in /etc/apt/apt.conf:) sudo edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy and add:

Acquire::http::Proxy "";

Run apt update and apt upgrade on the guest.