May 25th, 2019 | 33 mins 49 secs
apache, apache bench, apache mpms, benchmarking, cdn, concurrency, devops, event loop, http, lighttpd, mod_php, multi-processing modules, networking, nginx, performance, php, prefork, scalability, static sites, sysadmin, techsnap, threadpool, threads, varnish, w3 total cache, web hosting, web servers, wordpress
We turn our eye to web server best practices, from the basics of CDNs to the importance of choosing the right multi-processing module.
May 10th, 2019 | 46 mins 32 secs
availability, cryptography, devops, dhcp, disaster recovery, ethernet, firewall, high availability, ipsec, kubernetes, layer 3, lfnw, linux, mesh network, openvpn, quantum computers, reliability, router, rpo, rto, security, simplicity, ssh, subspace, switch, sysadmin podcast, tcp, techsnap, tinc, tunnel, udp, vlan, vpn, wintun, wireguard, zinc
We’re back from LinuxFest Northwest with an update on all things WireGuard, some VLAN myth busting, and the trade-offs of highly available systems.
April 25th, 2019 | 31 mins 33 secs
atomic, atomic snapshot, copy on write, crash consistent, cron, data integrity, devops, filesystems, functional filesystem, linked list, openzfs, policy based, replication, rsync, sanoid, snapshot management, snapshots, syncoid, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, toml, warstories, zfs, zfs on linux, zol
We continue our take on ZFS as Jim and Wes dive in to snapshots, replication, and the magic on copy on write.
April 11th, 2019 | 47 mins 35 secs
ashift, backups, cddl, checksum, copy on write, copyleft, data integrity, devops, ecc, filesystems, freebsd, gpl, hard disks, hard drives, iops, linux, openzf s, raid, raidz, snapshots, solaris, ssd, sun microsystems, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, throughput, ubuntu, vdez, zfs, zfs on linux, zfs on root, zol
Jim and Wes sit down to bust some ZFS myths and share their tips and tricks for getting the most out of the ultimate filesystem.
March 28th, 2019 | 32 mins 33 secs
asus, asus live update firmware, asus malware, backdoor, badusb, bios, c runtime, cccleaner, command and control server, compiler, devops, fwupd, gigabyte, hardware manufacturers, intel management engine, ken thompson, linux, linux vendor firmware service, mac address, machine learning, malware, microcontroller, node, npm, package managers, pypi, python, reflections on trusting trust, shadowhammer, shadowpad, ssd firmware, supply chain, supply chain attacks, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, uefi, unsupervised learning, windows
We break down the ASUS Live Update backdoor and explore why these kinds of supply chain attacks are on the rise.
March 15th, 2019 | 38 mins 48 secs
ai, algorithms, bias, chatbot, civicplus, classification, computer vision, conceptnet, data, devops, expert systems, glove, machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks, passwords, plaintext offenders, privacy, programming, python, racism, reinforcement learning, robyn speer, scikit-learn, server builds, supervised learning, sysadmin podcast, tay, techsnap, unsupervised learning, word2vec, zo
Machine learning promises to change many industries, but with these changes come dangerous new risks. Join Jim and Wes as they explore some of the surprising ways bias can creep in and the serious consequences of ignoring these problems.
February 28th, 2019 | 31 mins 23 secs
1password, bcrypt, brute force, burp intruder, compliance, cracking, cryptographic hash, cryptography, devops, encryption, entropy, ethics, hashing algorithms, keepass, lastpass, offline encryption, owasp, password manager, password salt, passwords, pbkdf2, pci-dss, pivot, plaintext, power company, rainbow tables, scrypt, security, security research, sedc, software development, standards, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, utility
We reveal the shady password practices that are all too common at many utility providers, and hash out why salts are essential to proper password storage.
February 14th, 2019 | 40 mins 39 secs
bandwidth, bitorrent, bufferbloat, collectd, command line, firehol, fireqos, firewall, gre, home networking, iptables, latency, monitoring, mpls, munin, nagios, netdata, network discipline, networking, networking engineering, openvpn, prometheus, qdisc, qos, queing discipline, queues, rate limit, routing, sane defaults, tc, tcp, traffic control, traffic shaping, udp, vpn, wireguard, wondershaper
Join Jim and Wes as they battle bufferbloat, latency spikes, and network hogs with some of their favorite tools for traffic shaping, firewalling, and QoS.
January 31st, 2019 | 27 mins 11 secs
avx, cddl, checksum, clone, data integrity, devops, floating point, fpu, freebsd, gpl, hardware acceleration, header, journaling, kernel module, kernel preemption, lfnw, linux, multitasking, openzfs, oracle, raid, simd, snapshot, software license, storage, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, vectorized instructions, zfs, zfs on linux, zol, zvol
Jim and Wes are joined by OpenZFS developer Richard Yao to explain why the recent drama over Linux kernel 5.0 is no big deal, and how his fix for the underlying issue might actually make things faster.
January 20th, 2019 | 33 mins 21 secs
acme, acme v2, apache, automation, bgp, caddy, certbot, csr, devops, dns, domain verification, dovecot, dv, eff, encryption, ev, exim, extended verification, http, https, ietf, isrg, let’s encrypt, mail server, mozilla, networking, nginx, postfix, public key cryptography. x.509, security, ssl, ssl certificates, startssl, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, tls, tls certificates, tls-sni-01, traefik
We welcome Jim to the show, and he and Wes dive deep into all things Let’s Encrypt.
January 10th, 2019 | 26 mins 9 secs
active directory, aws, azure, azure sphere, azure stack, cloud, command line, devops, file sync, hybrid cloud, linux, microsoft, mssql, networking, powershell, powershell core, security, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, virtualization, vpc, vpn, windows
Wes is joined by a special guest to take a look back on the growth and development of Azure in 2018 and discuss some of its unique strengths.
January 3rd, 2019 | 22 mins 22 secs
allan jude, automation, aws, bitcoin, cloud, devops, dropbox, flash, freebsd, information density, jim salter, networking, psn breach, security, security breach, sony, ssl, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, tls, wordpress
In a special new year’s episode we take a moment to reflect on the show’s past, its future, and say goodbye to an old friend.
December 12th, 2018 | 27 mins 28 secs
ceph, christmas, chromium, chromium os, cloud native, cloudevent, cncf, container vulnerability, containers, control plane, crossplane, cve, cve-2018-1002105, devops, elasticsearch, etcd, event driven, faas, gitlab, google, helm, helm hub, holiday, http, ibm, istio, k8s, knative, kube-apiserver, kubecon, kubernetes, metrics, multicloud, networking, openwhisk, rbac, red hat, rook, security, security vulnerability, security.christmas, serverless, storage, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, traefik, websocket
A security vulnerability in Kubernetes causes a big stir, but we’ll break it all down and explain what went wrong.
November 29th, 2018 | 21 mins 17 secs
allan jude, amazon, aws, bgp, devops, dive, docker, evilginx2, fargate, firecracker, kvm, lambda, lsi, mitm, networking, openbgpd, openbsd, proxy, qemu, raid, ripe, rpki, rust, security, sennheiser, serverless, ssl, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, tls, venom, virtual machines, virtualization
We break down Firecracker Amazon’s new open source kvm powered, virtual machine monitor, and explore what makes it different than the options on the market now.
November 22nd, 2018 | 34 mins 55 secs
algo, devops, ipsec, jim salter, linux, networking, private networking, security, ssh, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, vpn, wireguard
WireGuard has a lot of buzz around it and for many good reasons. We’ll explain what WireGuard is specifically, what it can do, and maybe more importantly, what it can’t.
November 15th, 2018 | 43 mins 46 secs
ars technica, bcmupnp_hunter, bgp, bgp hijack, bgp leak, bgp security, botnet, broadcom, china telecom, devops, encryption, format string vulnerability, google, homebrew router, http, http-over-quic, http/3, jim salter, mainone, networking, quic, router, router security, rpki, sanoid, security, spam, sysadmin, techsnap, tls, udp, upnp, wifi, wireguard
Wes is joined by special guest Jim Salter to discuss Google's recent BGP outage and the future of HTTP.