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Links for 2016-02-18

  • Neutrino Software Load Balancer

    eBay’s software LB, supporting URL matching, comparable to haproxy, built using Netty and Scala. Used in their QA infrastructure it seems

    (tags: netty scala ebay load-balancing load-balancers url http architecture)

  • This is Why People Fear the ‘Internet of Things’

    Ugh. This is a security nightmare. Nice work Foscam…

    Imagine buying an internet-enabled surveillance camera, network attached storage device, or home automation gizmo, only to find that it secretly and constantly phones home to a vast peer-to-peer (P2P) network run by the Chinese manufacturer of the hardware. Now imagine that the geek gear you bought doesn’t actually let you block this P2P communication without some serious networking expertise or hardware surgery that few users would attempt. This is the nightmare “Internet of Things” (IoT) scenario for any system administrator: The IP cameras that you bought to secure your physical space suddenly turn into a vast cloud network designed to share your pictures and videos far and wide. The best part? It’s all plug-and-play, no configuration necessary!

    (tags: foscam cameras iot security networking p2p)