Welcome to Technology Short Take #138. I have what I hope is an interesting and useful set of links to share with everyone this time around. I didn’t do so well on storage links; apologies to my storage-focused friends! However, there should be something for most everyone else. Enjoy!
- I’ve been interested in learning more about gRPC, so this guide on analyzing gRPC messages using Wireshark may be useful.
- Isovalent, the folks behind Cilium, recently unveiled the Network Policy Editor, a graphical way of editing Kubernetes Network Policies.
- Ivan Pepelnjak, the font of all networking knowledge, has been discussing cloud networking in some detail for a good while now. The latest series of posts (found here and here) are, in my opinion, just outstanding. I want to be like Ivan when I grow up.
- If you work with TextFSM templates (see here for more information), then you might also like this post on writing a
vimsyntax plugin for TextFSM templates.
- Want/need to better understand IPv6? Denise Fishburne has you covered. Denise also has you covered if you need BGP knowledge.
- The Google Project Zero blog takes a look at iMessage in iOS 14.
- I recently came across this series on AWS security by ScaleSec. There’s a lot here!
- Snort is a product I haven’t heard about in ages (so it seems), but I recently saw this news that Snort 3.x was now available.
- Using a package manager like NPM, PyPi, or others? You may want to have a look at this software supply chain attack that takes advantage of the way these package managers handle dependencies.
- Intentionally leaking AWS keys? No thanks!
Cloud Computing/Cloud Management
- It took me a while to get around to reading it, but this post from Massimo Re Ferre on the role of AWS Fargate in the container world was useful in helping me wrap my head around this technology and its place.
- This blog post by Alex DeBrie on AWS API Gateway access logs is a real tour de force. This is truly an information-dense article, and if working with the AWS API Gateway falls into your job responsibilities then this is probably a good post to read.
- If you’re interested in doing some customization of Tanzu Basic, this post may prove useful.
- William Lam shares a few Kubernetes tips and tricks.
- Here’s Chip Zoller’s comparison of Gatekeper and Kyverno.
- Nic Cope has an interesting post discussing Crossplane and some design/implementation considerations.
- Katie Gamanji shares some information on passing the CKAD.
- This article by Vlad Ionescu on EKS DNS at scale is a great read, well worth your time if you work with Kubernetes.
- Alex Gurbych discusses a microservices architecture, including adapting the concepts to actual services and offerings from AWS.
- Ricardo Ferreira explores using an Elgato Stream Deck with Fedora.
- Here’s one users guide to building a vSphere 7 home lab.
- Via TecMint, James Kiarie explains how to use VirtualBox VMs on KVM in Linux. Unfortunately, the article only really focuses on disk conversion/migration and only has a passing reference to creating the rest of the VM configuration.
- I came across a couple “my home office setup” posts over the last month that I thought I’d share here. First up is this post by Clint Wyckoff; I must say I do like the ambient backlighting and I appreciate that Clint included a comprehensive parts list. Next up is a rather lengthy post by Falko Banaszak, in which he shares a pretty comprehensive view of what he uses in his home office.
- Nick Korte discusses the importance of intentional practice, something I think is important in all sorts/types of careers. In IT, where change is a constant, it’s particularly important.
- I found this article on depletion to be meaningful to me on a personal level.
That’s all for this time around! I hope that I’ve managed to include something useful or helpful to my readers. As always, I welcome all constructive feedback and I love hearing from readers, so feel free to reach out to me on Twitter. Thank you for reading!