Should you expose your Homelab services to the public Internet? Normally, that will also expose your services to threat actors as well. However, sometimes public access is required for the use-case of a server. Historically, this has been a complicated and debated topic – consisting of technologies such as VPN, Dynamic DNS, and others. Now, Cloudflare has a solution – Cloudflare Tunnels. In this video, Jay and Tom discuss this feature of Cloudflare and will help you determine if it’s a good fit for your homelab.
By using clever infrastructure engineering strategies to increase reliability, you can minimize disruption and downtime for your organization. Another technique to consider is the concept of Digital Twin – having a full system clone/mirror you can use to test enhancements, perform a root-cause analysis, or more. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss Digital Twins and how the concept can potentially help your organization.
- Digital Twin (Wikipedia article)
- More malicious packages posted to online repository. This time it’s PyPI
Should you use a base image or use a configuration management solution? What about running a NAS in the cloud? Those are just a few of the questions asked by the audience, and in this episode, Jay and Tom share their thoughts on your queries.
Adding unnecessary components to the Kernel is generally a bad idea, as it increases its threat surface. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss a recent story that’s a perfect example of why it’s important to keep this under control. A vulnerability was recently discovered in the Linux kernel that scored the highest possible rating, and it all started when ksmbd was added.
If you have one or more servers that need to always be available and ready for action, how do you keep track of uptime? How can you receive alerts to notify you when there’s an issue? In this episode, Tom and Jay discuss some of the tools they use to monitor servers and important metrics.