I am proud to say that I have been working with the Hyperledger Fabric project nearly since it’s inception almost two years ago. While frustrating at times in the beginning (as is the case with most open-source, popular, and pre-alpha software), I have grown to enjoy working with the Fabric. It has improved my skills in a variety of areas such as golang, docker, encryption, pkcs11, continuous integration, and many more. Since the Fabric recently went 1.0, this blog post will focus on how to bootstrap the fabric without the aid of cryptogen tool.
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It’s very tempting to use the most popular Linux distributions as a base for docker containers. In fact, most of the time, that is actually a good idea. However, when trying to build the most secure container possible, at the lowest possible size, these base images become bloat. Why include libraries and other binaries in your docker container if your application does not need them?
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When you install docker, by default it will create a bridged interface docker0 with a 172.17.0.0/16 subnet for container networking. It will also create a MASQUERADE rule on your POSTROUTING iptables chain for container NAT. If this subnet is being used elsewhere on your network, then you should change this default subnet to avoid losing connectivity to these other networks:
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gbolo

Security + DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

Toronto