Services and External Access

Learn why Services are not the best fit for enabling external access to the applications.

Only Services won’t suffice

We cannot explore solutions before we know what the problems are. Therefore, we’ll recreate a few objects using the knowledge we’ve already gained. This will let us see whether Kubernetes Services satisfy all the needs that the users of our applications might have. To be more clear, we’ll explore which features we’re missing when making our applications accessible to users.

We’ve already discussed that it is not recommended to publish fixed ports through Services. This method is likely to result in conflicts or, at the very least, create the additional burden of carefully keeping track of which port belongs to which Service. We already discarded that option before and we won’t change it now.

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