Python – Find IPs for DNS Name

We were recently trying to find all the IPs we needed to open in a firewall from an Apache proxy. So, we had to resolve a huge number of DNS records to IPs (and relevant ports) programmatically.

I found this very elegant way of getting all the IPs for a DNS name, I hope you find it useful!

import socket
net_info = socket.getaddrinfo("", None)
ip_list = set([x[0] for x in [x[4] for x in net_info]])


{'', '', '', ''}

Using Athena From DBeaver with your IAM Role / Profile

I just spent about 30 minutes working out how to connect to DBeaver using my normal AWS credentials file / default credentials.

Thankfully I stumbled across this GitHub and it worked like a charm:

Here are the relevant notes (slightly modified for easier understanding):

  1. Do your normal AWS login process to refresh your credentials (in our case, we use okta + gimme_aws_creds for this).
  2. Go to driver properties on your DBeaver Athena connection and set:
    • AwsCredentialsProviderClass to com.simba.athena.amazonaws.auth.profile.ProfileCredentialsProvider
    • AwsCredentialsProviderArguments equal to the name of the profile you want to use (see ~/.aws/config to see which profiles you have) – we use “default”.
  3. Test Connection and it should work.

Manually Load Docker Image – Avoid Rate Limiting

You can manually load a docker image to a server when you need to. This is useful to get around DockerHub rate limiting in an urgent situation.

# On your laptop.
docker pull busybox:1.4.1
docker save busybox:1.34.1 > busybox-1-34-1.tar
aws s3 cp busybox1-341.tar s3://your-s3-bucket/busybox-1-34-1.tar

# On remote node.
aws s3 cp s3://your-s3-bucket/busybox-1-34-1.tar /tmp/busybox-1-34-1.tar
docker load -i busybox-1-34-1.tar

You can use anything that both your local host and the target host have access to. I just used s3 as it was most convenient in my case. We have SSH disabled on our production nodes, or you could have just SSH’d it across too.

PrestoSQL / Presto UI – Get stats programmatically via API

If you’re having trouble getting the /ui/api/stats info programmatically, you can use this script. Its ill-advised as they may change those APIs at any time; but as some of the UI stats are better/more correct than prometheus stats, you may need them as we did.

% COOKIE_VALUE=$(curl --location --request POST '' \
--data-urlencode 'username=john.humphreys' \
--data-urlencode 'password=<password>' --cookie-jar - --output /dev/null  --silent | awk '{print $7}' | tail -1l)

curl '' -H $''"Cookie: Presto-UI-Token=$COOKIE_VALUE"'' | jq --color-output

  "runningQueries": 8,
  "blockedQueries": 0,
  "queuedQueries": 0,
  "activeCoordinators": 1,
  "activeWorkers": 35,
  "runningDrivers": 3957,
  "totalAvailableProcessors": 2450,
  "reservedMemory": 2770000473,
  "totalInputRows": 1133212564136,
  "totalInputBytes": 10872687401451,
  "totalCpuTimeSecs": 777021

MAC Make Dock Wait/Delay Longer Before Appearing

If the dock at the bottom of your Mac is getting in your way when you try to do quick actions, like using a horizontal scroll-bar in a full-screen app, then you can use this CLI setting to bump up the delay to a few seconds.

I find 3 seconds is enough to get most things in that area of the screen done, but is also short enough that it using the dock on purpose isn’t too painful.

defaults write autohide-delay -float 3; killall Dock

I found this on stack overflow after digging around for a while ->