News and war stories from the frontiers of Dev/Ops

  By Vidar Hokstad 2016-06-30

In certain technology circles, whenever you mention MySQL, it gets torn to pieces because a long time ago most MySQL deployments used MyISAM tables; which did not have transactions.

And there were good reasons to criticise this in many cases. But a lot of the criticism was ideological rather than founded ...

  By Vidar Hokstad 2016-06-23

Systemd has become the defacto new standard init for Linux-based systems. While not everyone has made the switch yet, pretty much all the major distros have made the decision to switch.

For most people this has not meant all that much yet, other than a lot of controversy. Systemd has built ...

  By Vidar Hokstad 2016-05-12

The Challenge

How to route and (and so on) based on host name to any one of a set of backend servers, and have full flexibility in programmatically adding and removing backends at runtme?


An ongoing issue with containerisation is that so many applications are not written with ...

  By Vidar Hokstad 2016-04-13

E-mail forwarding w/Virtual hosts support in a compact Docker container

We've put together a simple container primarily for use to forward e-mail from secondary domains we manage to our main domain.

Here you'll find the Github repository.

To make use of it, you might e.g use a Systemd service file ...

  By Vidar Hokstad 2016-04-13

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