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In nginx it is fairly simple to configure it to proxy unix .sock files

Eg:

upstream bla {
      server unix:///home/sam/Source/bla/tmp/sockets/thin1.sock;
      server unix:///home/sam/Source/bla/tmp/sockets/thin2.sock;
 }

Is there a similar syntax in haProxy to enable balancing local .sock filew

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AFAIK, HAProxy doesn't support it. According to the document, you must specify an IPv4 or IPv6 (or hostname) of the server.

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As quanta said it need IPv4 address, but with using socat to relay unix scoket to TCP maybe you can use HAProxy to that.

socat TCP-LISTEN:1234,reuseaddr,fork UNIX-CLIENT:/tmp/foo
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I would change the backend (thin server?) to listen on a TCP socket (localhost:port) instead of Unix socket. –  quanta Aug 15 '12 at 5:05
    
Yes I agree that it would be the best, but if it can't listen to TCP then you have to trick it to do so. –  Stone Aug 15 '12 at 5:07
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