This is the blog of Philipp Mundhenk. I publish articles about my work and private projects, usually in the area of (embedded) network and software engineering, with a focus on security.

Load Balancing and High Availability


Introduction In my last article Home Network Upgrade - Basics, I described the setup of a Raspberry Pi-based cluster I plan on using for the core of my upgraded home network. One issue there, however, was that the devices need to be addressed directly. E.g., a service running on Kubernetes is available via the IP addresses of both nodes, if everything is working fine. But the client needs to… [read more →]

Home Network Upgrade - Basics


Introduction In this article (and likely following ones) I will be setting up a new home network infrastructure, using cloud technologies such as distributed file systems, containers, and orchestration mechanisms to abstract from the hardware, allowing redundancy in the infrastructure, as well as easier scalability in future. My current home network setup has grown over the years. It consists of… [read more →]

Home Assistant, GPSLogger & no open port


Introduction I have recently started venturing into the area of home automation a little more. As you can expect, my focus is running a system as flexible, functional and yet secure as possible. This involves to not use components connected to the Internet. The details of this, however, shall be the content of another article. There, I will introduce the hardware (currently undergoing changes)… [read more →]