AWS Route 53 private hosted zones enable you to have private DNS names which only resolve from your VPC. This is great when working from EC2 instances since everything is setup and ready to go. This however becomes a problem when using docker containers on a systemd system. On such …
Hello, My name is Amit - I am interested in programming, software tools, systems and infrastructure. A lot of what I explore in software makes it to my blog posts, articles, books, talks and GitHub repositories. If you would like to get an email everytime I write something new, please subscribe to my newsletter. You can contact me via email, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.
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In this post, I discuss a problem (and its solution) I encountered while working with AWS (Amazon Web Services) Network ACLs, docker containers and ephermal port ranges.
A Linux EC2 instance with
docker engine running in a VPC with inbound and outbound traffic controlled by Network ACLs.
AWS lambda functions look deceptively simple. The devil is in the details though. Once you
have written the code and have created a
.zip file, there's a few more steps to go.
For starters, we need an IAM profile to be defined with appropriate policies allowing the function to access …
I went into working with Windows docker containers after having been worked with docker on Linux exclusively. My goal was to have isolated environments for each build in a continuous integration pipeline. That is, each build happens on an exclusive build host (AWS EC2 VM instance) and every database and …
I have been working with PowerShell for three months now, and my approach to using it has been pretty much google and trial - copying things, modifying things till they work and learning new things on the way. This post talks about a discovery which I made today.
I had a …
The video for my PyCon talk - "Counter, Gauge, Oh My!" is up:
The accompanying git repository is here and has the demos, links to some of my related articles and other resources.
If you have any feedback, please let me know.
In a couple of days, on Saturday, I will be delivering my PYCON US talk titled Counter, Gauge, Upper 90 - Oh my!.
This talk covers my journey into application monitoring in general and Python applications specifically. We will start with looking into the why of monitoring, learn the absolute basics …