While learning how to mock the AWS API client for unit testing in Go, I discovered the majority of resources are targeted at the Go veteran. The aim of this article is to bridge the gaps left and explain in practical terms how to get started.

For the purposes of…


Having been bitten by the 100 prefix limit in an AWS route table, it was time to develop some kind of check that would alert if a route table broached that limit. …


Some time ago I began the migration of our internal services to AWS, with RANCID being no exception. While the initial setup was a standard build I was dissatisfied with having to forward email back to an internal relay. Enter Amazon SNS. …


Recently we’ve started testing a new DCIM tool in an effort to consolidate infrastructure records to a single location. Netbox was chosen based on several criteria, one of which was having an open API that allowed records to be written and retreived at will from any third party application.

To…


RANCID has long been a standard for automated network backups, but recently I needed to deploy a second RANCID server to backup a remote group of devices. Not wanting to have to look in two places for backups, however, I was able to configure the secondary node to update the…

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