Software Networking and Interfaces on Linux

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 4:00 pm5:00 pm

Matt Turner, Native Wave


These are the days of VMs, containers, and service meshes. The network, for a long time the sysadmin's mysterious domain, is now at the forefront: providing overlays, security features, and headaches. It's vital to be able to understand what's going on under the hood of a cloud-native platform if you ever hope to debug it, but do you know a TAP from a TUN, let alone an ipvlanL3? This talk will take you through all the network interface types on modern Linux, from good old eth0 to the vEths used by Docker and the tunnels used by Calico.

Matt Turner, Native Wave

Matt is CTO at Native Wave, a consultancy that designs, builds, and manages cloud-native platforms using the best open source software. Native Wave works with the whole business to re-architect and refactor applications to get the most from modern cloud technologies, whilst instilling DevOps/NoOps best practices.

@conference {233317,
author = {Matt Turner},
title = {Software Networking and Interfaces on Linux},
year = {2019},
address = {Singapore},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},