Traefik Alternatives

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  • Traefik 2.5 - What a Mesh! | 2021-10-11
    Traefik Labs keeps on doing giant leaps and integrating Consul Connect is another step beyond for Traefik Proxy. This indicates the path of this product is humble but reliable and flexible, with an open-minded philosophy behind that is never scared of comparing and collaborating with other important competitors and actors in the CNCF big landscape picture.
  • Setup Glitchtip Error Monitoring on Docker | 2021-10-04
    I will assume that you have docker and docker-compose installed. If you need more info on Traefik you can have a look at their website, but I have also written a post on setting up Traefik v2 in detail, but we will touch on that in this post.
  • if 2 of the replicas of a container in swarm end up running on the same node how should we update haproxy to pick up both them because inc ase they are running on different nodes you can hardcode the service ? | 2021-09-27
    Take a look at for how to use traefik for redis over swarm clusters.
  • I wanna deploy tinyfilemanager on a PC and have a media server, should I use docker or apache?
    Run web services behind a proxy. For containers, Traefik is popular. I use the SWAG container created by the folks. It has NGINX for reverse proxy, Letsencrypt integration to help you get a valid certificate, and has fail2ban integration.
  • Verständnissproblem: Zusammenarbeit von nativer apache2 und docker-container mit apache2 (und gleichem Port 80) | 2021-09-20
  • Mistakes I've Made in AWS | 2021-09-11
    Also, I'm pretty sure that this is NOT the secure configuration that you're supposed to set up as there are a LOT of vulnerable ports and whatnot, doesn't get you holes punched in your firewall for iptables/systemd-firewalld/etc. firewall manager you have locally, and doesn't have all the monitoring set up. You can instead (and should) set up a reverse proxy container that provides traefik that can handle service detection and apparently can quickly be set up for new services and you should also set up things like prometheus and grafana to monitor the health of your validator and get stats and whatnot.
  • Docker Broke in Half | 2021-09-08
    > You linked Swarm CA renewal operations; this is maybe 1/50 of the functionality of cert-manager. Is there a product like cert-manager that I can run on Swarm that's tightly integrated?

    > Why not have ingress intrinsically linked to the underlying reaources like k8s does? Your suggestion means that someone needs to come up with a methodology and automation to update ingress with Swarm. Yeah, it's obviously possible but imo, Traefik ingress reaources are way easier to manage with config spread across far fewer places.

    Traefik, provide a lightweight ingress for Docker Swarm clusters alongside ensuring most of the certificate related functionality that you might want for web apps:

    In particular, here's an example of using it with Docker Swarm:

    It integrates well enough that you can set up listening for particular ports, domain names, set up basicauth, use Let's Encrypt for certificates and do many other things with labels inside of your Docker Compose file!

    > Storage.. I have an nfs storage provider in k8s which allows me to dynamically create storage with lifecycle management included... for free... just because I'm using k8s.

    Docker also supports volume plugins, some of which were carried out of the base offering not to create needless bloat (much like what K3s does with many other in tree plugins of the heavyweight Kubernetes distros):

    Here's a pretty good documentation page on how to set them up and use them:

    You'll find examples of SSHFS, NFS, CIFS/Samba there, which should cover most base use cases. The latter two are supported by the default "local" driver (which feels like a naming failure on their part), so it's safe to say that Docker and Docker Swarm support both NFS and CIFS/Samba out of the box.

    > DR as in something happens to my house or other technical issues which bring down my cluster. I would posit that it's much easier for me to restore a cluster because it's all yaml and imo more descriptive and capable than swarm yaml syntax.

    I'm afraid i don't follow here.

    Here's how you set up a cluster:

    There are also commands for managing nodes within the Swarm:

    There are also commands for managing the stacks that are deployed:

    That's literally it. Verbose YAML doesn't imply any additional quality. If you want, feel free to look at the Compose specification too see all of the supported options:

    With Swarm, i've actually found that it's actually very easy to both manage the cluster, resolve any issues (because of very few moving parts), or even just wipe it all and create it anew with all of the deployments in a few commands. Furthermore, there is a very lovely Ansible Swarm module if you'd like:

    In short, fewer moving parts equal easier administration and fewer Byzantine failures in this case.

    > I think you get my point. Yes, you can do it all with Swarm but with things like k3s and k0s, it's just as easy to start using k8s. And way more help, docs, and tooling to boot.

    K3s and other projects like it are a step in the right direction for Kubernetes in smaller deployments! That said, in my experience, the documentation of Docker Swarm is comparatively better to that of many of the Kubernetes distro projects, simply because of how mature and stable Docker and Docker Swarm both are.

    I don't doubt that the situation will change in a few years, but until then, Swarm is more than enough.

  • How to setup a reverse proxy with multiple apps under separate subdomains | 2021-09-07
  • How do you automate https cert auto-renewal for Spring Boot app without aws load balancer? | 2021-09-02
    I've used Traefik for this. It's pretty easy to set up.
  • Podman: A tool for managing OCI containers and pods | 2021-08-31
  • How to practice learning go? | 2021-08-31
    Maybe traefik, docker, kubernetes they are huge codebases though. Hugo blog (gohugo), echo webframework, cobra command, go-github from Google...
  • Where do you get your certificates? | 2021-08-26
    My suggestion would be to get familiar with a reverse proxy that auto renews the certs for you. Like caddy, traefik or NPM. I personally use NPM (Nginx Proxy Manager), easy to setup and maintain. And its full Nginx in the backend, so you can adjust the configs as you like manually when you get the hang of it.
  • proxy HTTPS to HTTPS | 2021-08-26
  • Traefik v2.5.0 🎉 | 2021-08-19
    📝 Release Notes 5


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