The sad state of sysadmin in the age of containers
Stack is the new term for “I have no idea what I’m actually using”.
Fri May 18 07:04:31 2018 - permalink -
Maven, ivy and sbt are the go-to tools for having your system download unsigned binary data from the internet and run it on your computer.
Essentially, the Docker approach boils down to downloading an unsigned binary, running it, and hoping it doesn’t contain any backdoor into your companies network. Feels like downloading Windows shareware in the 90s to me.
Before, admins would try hard to prevent security holes, now they call themselves “devops” and happily introduce them to the network themselves!