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I use a ldirectord setup for load balancing a couple of real servers and for the HTTPS conenctions I am considering using some offloading mechanism on the LB - is there some functionality already implemented in the ldirectord, or should I look for another solutions that I will have to pair with ldirectord?

Thanks in advance!

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I should start by saying that I haven't configured LVS for a couple of years, now, and it may have moved on.

That said, when I last did it was very much software that worked at layer 3, not layer 4. If you wanted something that would redirect your incoming TCP/443 connections to one of a pool of back-end servers, LVS was your man. If you wanted something to receive incoming HTTPS connections, decrypt them, and farm the decrypted requests out to a pool of back-end servers, it wasn't your man.

Edit: yes, I'd consider using apache to do the decrypt and redirect-to-the-pool. Furthermore, you could use Linux-HA to control two front-end apache boxes (one live, one hot standby), so that the redirector was still always-up, on an IP address that floated between the two under HA's control.

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Thanks for the quick answer! :) So, I guess I should consider something like an Apache server or Squid proxy infront of / behind the Load Balancer, so that they can work with the SSL encrypt / decrypt. –  Konstantin Boyanov Apr 12 '13 at 7:29

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