Docker Networking Cookbook
- Enhance your Docker networking skills and protect your organization using advanced networking functions
- Learn how to use third party tools to extend Docker networking
- This practical and recipe-based book demonstrates the different ways in which you can network containers leveraging the Docker engine.
Networking functionality in Docker has changed considerably since its first release, evolving to offer a rich set of built-in networking features, as well as an extensible plugin model allowing for a wide variety of networking functionality. This book explores Docker networking capabilities from end to end. Begin by examining the building blocks used by Docker to implement fundamental containing networking before learning how to consume built-in networking constructs as well as custom networks you create on your own. Next, explore common third-party networking plugins, including detailed information on how these plugins inter-operate with the Docker engine. Consider available options for securing container networks, as well as a process for troubleshooting container connectivity.
Finally, examine advanced Docker networking functions and their relevant use cases, tying together everything you need to succeed with your own projects.
What you will learn
- Configure Linux networking primitives used by Docker networking
- Build and deploy user-defined Docker networks
- Examine the different options for resolving and linking containers
- Implement custom networks for Docker to consume
- Discover third-party networking plugins such as Weave and Flannel
- Work through solutions to secure Docker containers and networks
- Observe methodologies for troubleshooting container networks
- Explore advanced and experimental Docker networking features
About the Author
Jon Langemak has over 10 years of experience in designing, building, and maintaining high-performance networks. He is passionate about network operations, automation, and open source tooling. His current focus is on disruptive technologies and the impact they have on network operations. Outside of work, Jon blogs at dasblinkenlichten.com and enjoys collaborating with others in the network community on new ideas and concepts.
Table of Contents
- Linux Networking Constructs
- Configuring and Monitoring Docker Networks
- User-Defined Networks
- Building Docker Networks
- Container Linking and Docker DNS
- Securing Container Networks
- Working with Weave Net
- Working with Flannel
- Exploring Network Features
- Leveraging IPv6
- Troubleshooting Docker Networks