DHCP Lease Design

The key piece of persisted data in an DHCP server is the lease. A lease is a the mapping between a MAC address and an IP address, limited in time. A Lease typically has a start time and an end time, but can be renewed. Because I am still living in an IPV4 world, I have to deal with arbitrarily small pools of IP addresses. Thus, the design needs to strike the balance between static and dynamic: a machine should generally get back the same IP address each time. However, if addresses get tight, address reuse should be aggressive.

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Extract Function Refactoring using inline functions.

The Extract Function refactoring is the starting point for much of my code clean up. Once a “Main” function gets sufficiently complicated, I pull pieces of it out into their own functions, often with an eye to making them methods of the involved classes.

While working with some rust code, I encountered an opportunity to execute this refactoring on some logging code. Here’s how I executed it.

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Podman login to a secured registry

I took the container registry I ran via podman and put it behind an Apache HTTPD instance secured with mod_ssl. Now when I try to log in to it, I get:

error authenticating creds for “nuzleaf.home.younglogic.net”: error pinging docker registry nuzleaf.home.younglogic.net: invalid status code from registry 403 (Forbidden)

Here’s my debugging notes.

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Running git and gitweb in a container with Fedora

There are many reasons to run a web service in a container. One of the remote services I rely on most heavily is git. While git local operations are fine in a global namespace, running a shared git repository on a remote server is a web-service based use case. There are three protocols used most commonly to remotely access git: git, ssh, and https. I am going to focus on the last one here.

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