Turns out you can run Firefox in Docker. It's actually pretty easy:
From my github gist.
Installation instructions (on Linux):
# install docker and start the docker daemon $ git clone https://gist.github.com/29e7e829341d58abe370.git docker-firefox $ ln docker-firefox/ff-docker /some/path/for/binaries $ ff-docker -b # -b pulls & builds container, etc used for first time startup.
I use dmenu, this means I can run ff-docker from my desktop without opening a terminal, effectively making it a super-private-yet-convenient drop-in for Firefox. Pretty neat right?
This was pretty simple but effective in terms of giving me the option to have more privacy. I can see it being extended to add even more security; e.g., routing all of the traffic in the container through a VPN would be easy enough. Food for thought .
|||5mb containers sounds pretty nice to me. http://gliderlabs.viewdocs.io/docker-alpine/|
|||I get a segfault every time I try to start Firefox. More info here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=724227#c11|