I have set up a Docker Swarm cluster on the new Hetzner Cloud. First things first – the Hetzner Cloud is really amazing: Super simple, super cheap and performs as expected. It is not a bloated cloud provider that has 100x services and features that you can use for your servers, this keeps the costs and complexity down – I am really a big fan of it.
Now to the topic: Because the feature-set is simple, the Hetzner Cloud does not provide private networking (yet!). With only public IP addresses, we need to secure the overlay traffic between our docker containers!
Hi Network Engineers!
So, Fast Track is a new feature introduced in RouterOS 6.29. Its quite nice! With that, you can forward packages in a way that they are not handled by the Linux Kernel which greatly improves the throughput of your router.
You can activate Fast Track with that:
/ip firewall filter add chain=forward action=fasttrack-connection connection-state=established,related
OpenSSL just released their statement to the newly discovered OpenSSL vulnerability:
This is a guide on how to get RouterOS from Mikrotik that is able to deliver Gigabit throughput, without having to buy expensive hardware! As I had a little struggle setting this up, I wanted to share this information and workarounds with people so it might get easier for you.
(Disclaimer: I am used and like Mikrotik with its RouterOS. Next to that it is a European Company. <- NSA Paranoid me speaking)
I finally got around to get a fancy new ISP at home that delivers a gigabit synchronous (1 Gbit/s Up-/Download)! For those living in Switzerland, the ISP is Init7 with its product called Fiber7.
While it is still expensive to rent static IPv4 addresses for your home (and will probably get more and more expensive over time), you get a free static /48 IPv6 network yay!