Author Archives: Varun Priolkar

My talk about DevOps at Coffee and Code, Goa

By | 15th December 2018

On 13 October 2018 I had given a talk about Devops – The art of managing infrastructure at scale at a Cofee and Code event held at 91Springboard, Goa. In the talk I spoke about managing infrastructure from different perspectives – developer, Linux sysadmin, network admin and leveraging open source tools to do so. I… Read More »

Updates to blog – BGP, IPv6, TLS 1.3 and more

By | 8th December 2018

Just wanted to share a few updates about blog and life. TLS 1.3 with 0-RTT TLS 1.3 is a new standard of encryption on the web and I have implemented it! This should result in faster load times and improved security for the users. ECDSA certs are enabled too, along with RSA for better performance.… Read More »

BGP on a shoestring – The definitive guide

By | 5th December 2018

Virtually every address on the internet is connected with each other with a protocol called as the Border Gateway Protocol(BGP), which dynamically routes traffic on the internet to the closest network. This guide will show you how you can be part of the internet for the cheapest possible cost. This guide is intended for sysadmins… Read More »

How I wrote a WhatsApp auto birthday and festival wisher

By | 23rd September 2018

I had a problem up my sleeve. I had to find a way to wish people on festivals on their birthdays on the most popular messaging platform WhatsApp. On the weekend I managed to write something for this. Firstly I would like to apologise for accidentally spamming my entire contacts box during testing. I had… Read More »

Rajdhani Express first class review – An unforgettable experience

By | 6th June 2018

On my usual Goa to Delhi trips I decided to try out Rajdhani first class instead of the usual flight option. I had a spare sunday at my disposal and was tired of flying so decided to try the best that the Indian Railways had to offer. I booked a single normal first-class(1AC) ticket from… Read More »

Issues plaguing NIXI internet exchange in India

By | 23rd May 2018

Before proceeding I want to make it absolutely clear that these are my personal views only and nothing to do with my employer or their views. National Internet Exchange of India(NIXI) is an internet exchange in India, infact one of the few in the country and is fully government owned non-profit entity initially established to… Read More »

Ultimate OpenVPN setup – inter-connecting, connecting to multiple sites at once

By | 21st May 2018

I had multiple networks scattered around different places and needed a way to link all of them together. They were as follows: Work related VPNs. There were multiple VPNs to access different parts of the internal networks. Handling multiple VPN files was very cumbersome. For convinience let’s assume we have a single network here –… Read More »