ib2013vm - VM for aangifte inkomstenbelasting 2013
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File        : README.md
Maintainer  : Felix C. Stegerman <flx@obfusk.net>
Date        : 2014-01-29

Copyright   : Copyright (C) 2014  Felix C. Stegerman


ib2013vm - VM for aangifte inkomstenbelasting 2013

A set of scripts to create and run a (Ubuntu) VM for the "aangifte inkomstenbelasting 2013" program. For those who need to use it, but don't want to run non-free programs on their computer directly.


NB: vagrant is very insecure by default. Older versions run ssh listening on all IP addresses -- newer versions still listen on localhost; publicly known ssh keys and passwords are used; the directory containing the Vagrantfile is shared read-write with the VM by default, allowing the guest to compromise the host.

I've taken steps to mitigate these risks, but you should be very careful and review the security yourself.

The supplied Vagrantfile should disable the default share; you should be very careful when adding additional shares.

The build script will replace the default ssh keys and the provisioning script will lock the user password, but -- until the VM is built -- someone with access to the VM via ssh (which could be anyone on your local network with older versions of vagrant) could still compromise the VM using the default keys/password.

Additionally, the VNC server port will be forwarded to localhost (port 5901). You should probably use a firewall and a single-user system to keep others out.

And make sure you don't run any services on your computer or network that you don't want the VM to be able to access.



NB: you should install virtualbox and vagrant via your package manager if possible.

  1. Install virtualbox
  2. Install vagrant
  3. Download and unpack the .zip
  4. Run "Install ib2013vm" (ib2013vm-install.desktop)


  1. Run "Run ib2013vm" (ib2013vm-run.desktop)
  2. Use the shared folder to share files with the VM
  3. Enter a command (to run in the VM):
    • start start the VNC server
    • stop stop the VNC server
    • ib2013 run "aangifte inkomstenbelasting 2013" (in VNC)
    • firefox run firefox (in VNC)
    • mc run the midnight commander file manager (in VNC)
    • xterm run xterm (in VNC)
    • shell run a shell
    • quit quit
  4. Connect to the VNC server at localhost:5901 using a remote desktop viewer


  • Run "Remove ib2013vm" (ib2013vm-remove.desktop)


  • Remove, redownload, reinstall. You may want to keep the base box when removing to speed up the reinstall.

Am I in any way connected to the Belastingdienst?

No, I don't work for them. (I do pay taxes.)


This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

GPLv3+ [1].


[1] GNU General Public License, version 3 --- http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html