I'm trying to set up haproxy as reverse proxy for several webservers in my local network to be accessible from the domain name pointing to the router. Port 80 is being forwarded to the haproxy machine. Haproxy is running on a FreeBSD 11.4 jail inside a FreeNAS machine. Being new to haproxy and after playing around with many different settings in the
/usr/local/etc/haproxy.conf, I put together this extremely basic example that already isn't working.
Here is my
global maxconn 2048 tune.ssl.default-dh-param 2048 log stdout local0 debug user haproxy group haproxy defaults mode http timeout connect 5000 timeout client 50000 timeout server 50000 frontend public-web-in bind :80 use_backend test backend test description A simple test server server test 192.168.178.37:80 check
In my understanding, this should listen to HTTP requests made to port 80 and forward them to the backend server
test, but when I try to access via the public domain, or the local ip address of the haproxy machine, I get the
400 Bad Request ERR_INVALID_REQ.
I checked that there is no problem with the test server itsself, directly addressed it works fine, there is no firewall rules that would block port 80 on the haproxy machine. Intruigingly, if I type
service haproxy start, there is no output, but also no termination of the command:
root@HAProxy:~ # service haproxy start Starting haproxy.
Running haproxy in debug mode does not show anything else and has the same problem:
root@HAProxy:~ # haproxy -db -f /usr/local/etc/haproxy.conf
Is there something wrong with my installation of haproxy in general?