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  • move /var/lib/docker to different volume for docker images | 2021-10-13
    See github discussion and PR
  • Rancher Desktop, a Docker Desktop Replacement | 2021-10-11
    > Hub disappearing would be a 100 times worse than the left pad incident in the npm world

    This is really overdramatic. If Docker Inc. went out of business and Docker Hub was shutdown then the void would be filled very quickly. Many cloud providers would step in to fill the void. Also, swapping in a new registry for your base images is really easy (docker’s is the default registry). Not to mention the tons of lead time you’d get before docker hub goes down to swap them. Maybe they’d even fix on their way out, so we can just swap out the default registry in the config and be done with it.

  • Help Creating Plex container | 2021-10-11
    Run this script and check what it outputs. You may need to set cgroup_enable kernel flag.
  • removing public registries so docker pull does not try them | 2021-09-30
  • DNS - is there anyway to allow true split DNS? | 2021-09-29
    Since I use Docker locally and is among the default networks that Docker may chose to communicate internally, I set for more specific routes. But yes, I agree - otherwise it sounds like a good idea.
  • Podman in Linux | 2021-09-28
    I love podman. When you write a file to a volume from a container, the user that spawned the container is the owner. This is exactly what you expect, but with Docker, everything is written as root. After many years, this has not been fixed in docker:

    This has made it impossible to use docker in scripts where root access is not available. Thank you podman!

  • Would Golang be a good language for a text-based game? | 2021-09-27
    There are lots of random name generators, here is the one that Docker uses:
  • Youki, a container runtime written in Rust that has passed all integration tests provided by OCI(Open Container Initiative). | 2021-09-27
    Why do you say this is unjustified? The docker project seems to pay little attention to security related issues such as this five year old bug
  • Docker Broke in Half | 2021-09-08
    a great piece of trivia related to this point is that the original k8s developers tried to convince Docker to adopt the pod concept:

  • Ask HN: Where can I find a free fork of Docker? | 2021-09-06
  • Podman, the open source Docker alternative ported to M1 (Apple Silicon) machines | 2021-09-05
    The main ones I know of are and

    There's a comment explaining the rational for the pull request refusal in the first link, but I don't have any info as to if it's accurate or not.

    Like pointed out earlier (#11815), this would fragment the namespace, and hurt the community pretty badly, making dockerfiles no longer portable.

    You can see that comment at | 2021-09-05
  • Hey when I want to run a vue frontend I need to increase my memory size, because js jumps out of memory. | 2021-09-03
    Here's a relevant github issue:
  • How I re-over-engineered my home network for privacy and security | 2021-09-02
    One thing I noticed in an initial skim though is that you're enabling ufw and only allowing certain ports. It is worth noting that any published ports in Docker will completely bypass this firewall. This might not be a big deal in this particular set up but did contribute to a compromise over at NewsBlur a few months back.
  • An Overview of Docker Desktop Alternatives | 2021-09-01

    Then there were the Dockerhub changes. Those are understandable, it must be a heavy money sink to maintain that service. Want to keep using that registry? Pay them. This is a fine arrangement (but note that dockerhub has special status, as you can use it without specifying the registry, and it can be used a a mirror). Still ok though.

    More recently they changed Docker Desktop to not allow skipping updates if you are not paying them. That was the strangest "feature" ever. Don't want to support? Say that's the last supported "free" version and stop providing updates after a certain date. But this "you can only choose NOT to update if you are pro" was weird.

    And then there's this.

    They have been trying and failing to extract a working business model out of their technology. So instead of trying to offer something that would entice people to pay, they have started to cripple their product for the ones who don't pay, just to get back to the same feature level they had before.

    Can they do that? Of course. What else will they decide to do in the future though?

    () Maybe this would be a Docker Pro/Team/Enterprise/whatever feature? Ok cool. This would make my life easier to try to pitch buying it. Mirrors would improve stability. Maybe some fancy local caching for K8s clusters so they would avoid pulls if another machine has pulled an image already? Give us something that will save time or improve stability and I can pitch to management. Right now? I see no reason to pitch pro/team/business as most of their stuff we don't care about. And maybe don't conflate Docker, the software, with DockerHub?


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