HAProxy and gzip compression

Synopsis Compression is a Technic to reduce object size to reduce delivery delay for objects over HTTP protocol. Until now, HAProxy did not include such feature. But the guys at HAProxy Technologies worked hard on it (mainly David Du Colombier and @wlallemand)....

HAProxy and Varnish comparison

In opensource world, there are some very smart products which are very often used to build a high performance, reliable and scalable architecture. HAProxy and Varnish are both in this category. Since we can’t really compare a reverse-proxy cache and a...

Layer 4 load balancing tunnel mode

The tunnel mode looks like the Direct Server Return mode, except that traffic between the load-balancer and the server can be routed. The load-balancer encapsulates the request in an IP tunnel to the server. The server recover the client request from the loadbalancer,...

layer 4 load balancing Direct Server Return mode

Direct server return is usually shortened to DSR. In DSR mode, the load-balancer routes packets to the backends without changing anything in it but the destination MAC address. The backends process the requests and answer directly to the clients, without passing...