Aaron Aldrich is a Developer Advocate at Equinix Metal, rotating host for the Traceroute and Greater Than Code podcasts, and has organized DevOpsDays events in Hartford, New York City and Boston. Passionate about Resilience Engineering and Mental Health in the tech industry, they believe that every technology problem is ultimately, when you get right down to it, a people challenge. Find them at crayzeigh.com for thoughts on technology and people or on twitter @CrayZeigh for a potluck of technology, politics and general tomfoolery.
Virtual Networks, Container Networks and Software Defined Networking have all added layers of abstraction and complication on what used to be straightforward and very tactile, plug in a cable then watch the packets flow. But the basic protocols and how our systems exchange information largely remain the same. This talk is a back to basics look at how we can remember some basic principles to troubleshoot modern problems.