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GitHub 也自己搞了一套管理多家 DNS 的程式...

StackOverflow 團隊發表完自己開發管理 DNS 的程式後 (參考「StackOverflow 對於多 DNS 商的同步方式...」),GitHub 也來參一腳:「Enabling DNS split authority with OctoDNS」。

可以看到 GitHub 用了兩家的系統 (AWSRoute 53Dyn 的服務):

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
github.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns1.p16.dynect.net.
github.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns3.p16.dynect.net.
github.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns2.p16.dynect.net.
github.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns4.p16.dynect.net.
github.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns-520.awsdns-01.net.
github.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns-421.awsdns-52.com.
github.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns-1707.awsdns-21.co.uk.
github.com.             172800  IN      NS      ns-1283.awsdns-32.org.

GitHub 的 OctoDNS 用 YAML 管理:

octodns:
  type: A
  values:
    - 1.2.3.4
    - 1.2.3.5
zones:
  github.com.:
    sources:
      - config
    targets:
      - dyn
      - route53

有種當初 Dyn 被打趴後大家硬是想個解法的產物... @_@

Amazon EC2 的 F1 type 開放一般使用

AWS 提供更快計算 Bitcoin 的 FPGA 機種開放一般使用了:「Amazon EC2 F1 Instances, Customizable FPGAs for Hardware Acceleration Are Now Generally Available」。

在 AWS 開始提供服務後,應該會有更多 library 支援吧... 現在現有的應用要上去還得自己先刻些東西,不像 TensorFlow 可以透過 GPU 運算。

F1 instances include the latest 16 nm Xilinx UltraScale Plus FPGA with local 64 GiB DDR4 ECC protected memory, with a dedicated PCI-e x16 connection to the instance. For F1.16xlarge instances, the dedicated PCI-e fabric lets the FPGAs share the same memory space and communicate with each other across the fabric at up to 12 GBps in each direction. The FPGAs within the F1.16xlarge share access to a 400 Gbps bidirectional ring for low-latency, high bandwidth communication.

Amazon DynamoDB 也可以接在 VPC 內直接通了 (Public Preview)

AWS 宣布 Amazon DynamoDB 也可以透過 VPC Endpoints 接通了 (雖然是 public preview,表示要申請...):「Announcing VPC Endpoints for Amazon DynamoDB, Now in Public Preview」。

但看起來只有特定的區域才有,大家比較常用的 us-east-1、us-west-2 都不在本次範圍內:

  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • EU (Frankfurt)
  • South America (Sao Paulo)
  • US East (Ohio)
  • US West (N. California)

這樣讓內部完全無法連外的 private subnet 又多了一些應用可以跑。

Dropbox 的桌面端應用支援 IPv6 環境了...

算是宣示性質的新聞稿吧,畢竟官網與 blog 以及 API 都還是沒 AAAA record:「Adding IPv6 connectivity support to the Dropbox desktop client」。

文章裡面提到支援 IPv6 only network,應該是指 ISP 有支援 NAT64 轉換的情況下可以使用 Dropbox 資源,而不是 Dropbox 整個 IPv6 ready...

gslin@home [~] [17:49/W4] dig www.dropbox.com aaaa @8.8.8.8

; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-3ubuntu0.14-Ubuntu <<>> www.dropbox.com aaaa @8.8.8.8
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 63706
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.dropbox.com.               IN      AAAA

;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.dropbox.com.        55      IN      CNAME   www.dropbox-dns.com.

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
dropbox-dns.com.        1794    IN      SOA     dns1.p06.nsone.net. hostmaster.nsone.net. 1493415466 43200 7200 1209600 60

;; Query time: 18 msec
;; SERVER: 8.8.8.8#53(8.8.8.8)
;; WHEN: Sat Apr 29 17:49:10 CST 2017
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 139

Internet Archive 收錄早期的 Macintosh 程式

Internet Archive 收錄了早期的 Macintosh 程式:「Early Macintosh Emulation Comes to the Archive」,從 1984 到 1989 的版本:

The first set of emulated Macintosh software is located in this collection. This is a curated presentation of applications, games, and operating systems from 1984-1989.

以現在來看好小 XDDD

While it is a (warning) 40 megabyte download, this compilation of System 7.0.1 includes a large variety of software programs and a rather rich recreation of the MacOS experience of 1991.

curl 的 refactor 減少 malloc() 的次數

curl 的作者 Daniel Stenberg 寫了一篇關於他 refactor 大幅改善了 curl 的效能:「Fewer mallocs in curl」。

藉由大幅減少 malloc() 次數,在抓大檔案時會有明顯的改善:

7.54.1-DEV repeatedly performed 30% faster! The 2200MB/sec in my build of the earlier release increased to over 2900 MB/sec with the current version.

另外如果對 localhost 抓 80GB 的話,可以看到時間大幅縮短:

Old code:

real    0m36.705s
user    0m20.176s
sys     0m16.072s

New code:

real    0m29.032s
user    0m12.196s
sys     0m12.820s

SSH 在 Port 22 的故事

雖然現在全世界都在用 OpenSSH,但當初 SSH 其實是 SSH Communications Security 所發展出來的。最近上面在講當初申請 port 22 的故事:「How SSH Port Became 22」。

選 port 22 是因為剛好要取代 port 21 的 ftp 與 port 23 的 telnet:

Anyway, I designed SSH to replace both telnet (port 23) and ftp (port 21). Port 22 was free. It was conveniently between the ports for telnet and ftp. I figured having that port number might be one of those small things that would give some aura of credibility. But how could I get that port number? I had never allocated one, but I knew somebody who had allocated a port.

而後來就寫信去要 port 22 這個位置...

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