Make https work on gRPC in Rust: load a root certificate into the TLS config

Why is this so hard? To send gRPC messages in Rust, one uses the tonic library. If you’re sending to an https endpoint, you’ll need to provide a ClientTlsConfig. By default, you’ll get a very distrustful one. Here’s the error message: the grpc server returns error (The service is currently unavailable): , detailed error message: …

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Run the OpenTelemetry Collector in Kubernetes for Front-End Tracing

TL;DR: Run the OpenTelemetry Collector helm chart with –values=values.yaml pointing to the values.yaml in this gist. Use kubectl get services to find the collector’s URL. The rest of this blog post walks through the whole process of setting this up. This will teach you the why and how of each step, so that you can adjust it to your needs. There’s also …

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Run an OpenTelemetry Collector locally in Docker

This is an experience report for my future reference (and yours). The OpenTelemetry Collector is useful for receiving trace data in whatever format and exporting it to the back-end of your choice for storage and querying. For instance, I wanted to receive traces over HTTP/JSON from this sneaky browser extensionLINK and send them to Honeycomb. …

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