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September 08, 2015

Weave ‘Gossip’ DNS

WeaveDNS was introduced in Weave 0.9 as a simple solution to service discovery on the Weave network, allowing containers to find other containers’ IP addresses by their hostnames. With Weave 1.1, we’re introducing a completely redesigned...

November 28, 2014

weaveDNS, Now with Less Amnesia

When we first released it, weaveDNS was a bit forgetful — if you stopped and started it, it would lose its database of names. It would also (probably) be given a fresh IP address by the docker daemon, so containers which had been told its...

November 25, 2014

What We Do! (Via some slides from

Today I spoke at – an extremely interesting event as it turned out.  Lots of great speakers, on top form, including no less than three on userland networking.  I spoke about the bigger picture, with reference...

November 04, 2014

Have You Met weaveDNS?

Today we’re releasing a preview of weaveDNS: a distributed DNS service for your weave network. As with DNS in general, the main use of weaveDNS is to be able to refer to things by name rather than address. For instance, a database...