Posts in 2022

  • Merbridge now supports Ambient Mesh, no worry about CNI compatibility!

    Friday, November 11, 2022 in Blogs of 2022

    In the blog Deep Dive into Ambient Mesh - Traffic Path, we analyzed how Ambient Mesh forwards the ingress and egress traffic of Pod to ztunnel. It is implemented by iptables + TPROXY + routing table. The traffic datapath is relatively long compared …

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  • Merbridge helps Kuma reduce network latency by 12%

    Tuesday, November 08, 2022 in Blogs of 2022

    Recently, Kuma announced a major release of v2.0 with several new major features. A notable feature is that Kuma is using eBPF to improve the traffic flow. Based on the official release notes and blogs, Kuma implements the eBPF capabilities by …

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  • Deep Dive into Ambient Mesh - Traffic Path

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Blogs of 2022

    Ambient Mesh has been released for a while, and some online articles have talked much about its usage and architecture. This blog will dive into the traffic path on data plane in the ambient mesh to help you fully understand the implementations of …

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  • Release 0.7.0

    Wednesday, July 20, 2022 in Version Release

    We are pleased to announce the release of Merbridge 0.7.0! This release mainly includes two updates as below: Replaced XDP with tc (Traffic Control) to handle the ingress/egress traffic. This replacement comes from a situation that the XDP Generic …

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  • Release 0.6.0

    Monday, May 23, 2022 in Version Release

    We are pleased to announce the release of Merbridge 0.6.0! In this release, we have introduced CNI mode for the first time to support the capabilities of forwarding all Istio traffic. For details about the CNI mode support, see Merbridge CNI Mode For …

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  • Merbridge CNI Mode

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Blogs of 2022

    The CNI mode is designed to better adapt to the service mesh functions. Before having this mode, Merbridge was limited to certain scenarios. The biggest problem was that it could not adapt to the sidecar annotations from the container injected by …

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  • Merbridge and Cilium

    Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Blogs of 2022

    Merbridge and Cilium Cilium is a great open source software that provides a lot of networking capabilities for cloud native applications based on eBPF, with a lot of great designs. Among others, Cilium designed a set of sockmap-based redir …

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  • Release 0.5.0

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Version Release

    Added Support passive sockops. (#77) @kebe7jun . Use ingress path for message redirection and forwarding. (#82) @dddddai . Support helm-based deployment of Merbridge (#65) @Xunzhuo . Fixed Fix the key size of cookie_original_dst(#75) @dddddai.

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  • Livestream with Solo.io

    Tuesday, March 29, 2022 in Blogs of 2022

    On March 29, 2022, Solo.io and Merbridge co-hosted a livestream. In this livestream, we discussed a lot of Merbridge-related issues, including a live demo that will help you get a quick overview of Merbridge’s features and usage. Also, the PPT …

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  • Merbridge - Accelerate your mesh with eBPF

    Tuesday, March 01, 2022 in Blogs of 2022

    Merbridge - Accelerate your mesh with eBPF Replacing iptables rules with eBPF allows transporting data directly from inbound sockets to outbound sockets, shortening the datapath between sidecars and services. Introduction The secret of Istio’s …

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