The Linkerd-proxy—an Overview and Intro to Rust

October 19, 2020

Ever wondered how the Linkerd2-proxy looks like under the hood? In her live stream, Linkerd maintainer Eliza Weisman gives you a tour of the codebase. Tune in for:

  • A crash course in Rust syntax for newcomers
  • An overview of what the Linkerd proxy does
  • An introduction to the proxy’s architecture, its core abstractions, and the libraries it depends on (including Tokio and Tower)
  • A Q&A from the audience, including a discussion of how Linkerd’s layer-7 load-balancing differs from traditional layer 4 load balancers