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Upgrading a VMware SD-WAN; Containers in Cisco Guestshell Switches; a better way than tweaking your hosts file; Terraform goes Tofu; Google gets DDoS'd and more
This week’s edition comes with a useful Home Lab 👨🔬 using OPNsense and a WireGuard derivative, a much better way of doing local App Testing than messing with your hosts file all the time, running Containers in Cisco gear and an unexpectedly cool McKinsey data visualisation library for Python 🐍. Let’s dive in; ⬇️
VMware SD-WAN SASE Orchestrator Upgrade to v5.2 shows how practical Linux skills can help you in this new SDx world
How To Protect Your Home Network with Mullvad VPN & OPNsense is an interesting project for your Home Lab 👩🔬 Remote Access setup
NetCraftsmen Network Automation Resources has a great curated list of interesting Network Automation tools, blogs, conference slides and people to follow (I mean, we’re not on it but… 😒)
nip.io Dead simple wildcard DNS for any IP Address proves useful when you need to give an FQDN to an IP Address, even if that’s a non-routable 127.0.0.1 or 10.x.x.x IP - no more need to edit pesky C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts 👍
What Silicon Valley "Gets" about Software Engineers that Traditional Companies Do Not reads like that time Dilbert went to Nirvanaco
Diving into Engineering Metrics explains some of the thinking behind terms like Observability and DevOps vs DevEx (no, not WebEx… 🤢)
Kopia is fast and secure Open-Source Backup Software but that won’t stop us not practising what we preach and crying next week when we lost everything from no backups 🤠
Terraform fork gets renamed OpenTofu, and joins Linux Foundation but you’ll still be calling it Terraform anyway, and probably adding an alias for terraform.exe to opentofu.exe 🥄
McKinsey releases vizro - Visual Intelligence, Beautifully engineered which is pretty good for Python-based Apps to quickly visualise data sets and nodes
Google Cloud tells us How it works: The novel HTTP/2 ‘Rapid Reset’ DDoS attack from the recent biggest ever DDoS attacks, thanks to a nuance in HTTP/2 Pipelining being abused
Arista 7130 Series Leads the Way to 25G Ultra-Low Latency Networking for all you FinTech and Banking ULL peeps out there 🚄
That’s all for this week, but if you have any tip-offs, blogs or job posts you’d like us to feature then please feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org 📮 and we’ll see if we can add them in 💬.
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