HOWTO SSL native in HAProxy

IMPORTANT NOTE: this article has been outdated since HAProxy-1.5-dev12 has been released (10th of September). For more information about SSL inside HAProxy. please read: How to get SSL with HAProxy getting rid of stunnel, stud, nginx or pound Synopsis Since yesterday...

HTTP request flood mitigation

In a recent article, we saw how we can use a load-balancer as a first row of defense against DDOS. The purpose of the present article to provide a configuration to protect your applications against HTTP request flood. The configuration below allows only 10 requests...

layer 7 load-balancing proxy mode

This mode is sometimes called reverse-proxy. The load-balancer is in the middle of all transactions between the user and the server. It maintains two separated TCP connections: One with the user: the load-balancer acts as a server. It takes requests and forward...