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Doc for all-interfaces host endpoints #2232

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neiljerram commented Oct 15, 2018


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A new flavor of HostEndpoint allows protecting the host as a whole, including from any workloads running on it.  So far, pre-DNAT policy is implemented by such endpoints.

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@caseydavenport caseydavenport added this to the Calico v3.4.0 milestone Oct 18, 2018

@@ -3,14 +3,27 @@ title: Host Endpoint Resource (HostEndpoint)
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A host endpoint resource (`HostEndpoint`) represents an interface attached to a host that is running {{site.prodname}}.
Host endpoint resources (`HostEndpoint`) come in two flavors.

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caseydavenport Oct 18, 2018


I'm not sure if this is the right characterization of host endpoints, or at least not how I was imagining we'd represent it.

Rather than say there are two flavors, I feel it might be simpler / easier to understand if we say something like this:

  • "A host endpoint resource represents one or more real or virtual interfaces attached to a host that is running Calico"

Then, we talk about how the various ways you can specify which interfaces it represents:

  • By declaring specific IP addresses.
  • By declaring a specific interface name.
  • By selecting all interfaces on the host.

WDYT? The current wording doesn't seem wrong, but perhaps is harder to reason about, and loses the high-level "What does a host endpoint represent?" messaging.

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neiljerram Oct 19, 2018


OK, fine, let me see if I can rework along those lines...


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neiljerram commented Oct 19, 2018

@caseydavenport How does that look?

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