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Integrator of F5 BIG-IP, Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus, and other things.

Tinkerer of Android and Linux.


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comment websockets , loadbalancers and 64k ports
It's a fair point - WebSockets don't need load balancers, but if you want to be pedantic regular websites don't need load balancers either - clients could just be redirect to a random server from the pool. Back in reality, "load balancers" aren't deployed these days just for "load balancing" but for "Application Delivery" and are there to provide a control point for load management, SSL offload, compression, and various other optimisations that you can't do if connections are direct from client to server.
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comment websockets , loadbalancers and 64k ports
It's a good answer, but very Linux-centric which is fine if you're building your own load balancer on Linux rather than using a hardware load balancer from a commercial vendor (more common in large deployments).
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answered F5 Packet filtering or iRules or both?
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answered How does the ping command differentiate between its ICMP responses and anothers?
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answered Apache Alow From specific IPs behind load balancer
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answered websockets , loadbalancers and 64k ports
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comment What's the best way to detect whether an incoming request is secure?
That's interesting. CLIENT_ACCEPTED fires when TCP is established, but before SSL is negotiated. Yet all we're doing is checking the profile is associated with the VS (not actually interacting with the SSL itself), so it's supposed to work in CLIENT_ACCEPTED. But of course since you are wanting to insert an HTTP header into the request, you need to do that in HTTP_REQUEST not CLIENT_ACCEPTED. Maybe that was the issue.
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answered Possible to redirect from HTTPS to HTTP behind load-balancer?
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answered Common filesystem for servers behind a rackspace load balancer
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answered What's the best way to detect whether an incoming request is secure?