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Ultralight, security-first service mesh for Kubernetes. Main repo for Linkerd 2.x.

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:balloon: Welcome to Linkerd! :wave:

Linkerd is an ultralight, security-first service mesh for Kubernetes. Linkerd adds critical security, observability, and reliability features to your Kubernetes stack with no code change required.

Linkerd is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project.

Repo layout

This is the primary repo for the Linkerd 2.x line of development.

The complete list of Linkerd repos is:

Quickstart and documentation

You can run Linkerd on any modern Kubernetes cluster in a matter of seconds. See the Linkerd Getting Started Guide for how.

For more comprehensive documentation, start with the Linkerd docs. (The doc source code is available in the website repo.)

Working in this repo
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We :heart: pull requests! See
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We host regular online meetings for contributors, adopters, maintainers, and anyone else interested to connect in a synchronous fashion. These meetings usually take place the last Wednesday of the month at 9am Pacific / 4pm UTC.

We're a friendly group, so please feel free to join us!

Code of Conduct

This project is for everyone. We ask that our users and contributors take a few minutes to review our Code of Conduct.


Security Audit

A third party security audit was performed by Cure53. You can see the full report here.


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