A briefly amusing story about conntracct

Recently I’ve migrated from an EdgeRouter Lite-3 home router to a debian stretch LXD container running on a server. There are a number of reasons I did this, and I’ll go over them some other time. For now, I just want to share with you an amusing story about using a tool a friend of mine made called conntracct. Conntracct is a program that takes conntrack accounting events and pushes them to some kind of sink, in my case, I am sending conntrack data to an influxdb instance over UDP.