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set rate-limit sessions global

Set the process-wide session rate limit.

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By setting the global setting maxsessrate, you can limit the rate at which the load balancer creates sessions between clients and backend servers. When it reaches the limit, it stops accepting new connections. In the snippet below, 1,000 sessions per second are allowed:

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global
maxsessrate 1000
haproxy
global
maxsessrate 1000

Note that this limit is process-wide, so it is possible for one frontend to consume the majority of the capacity. However, you can also set a per-frontend limit with either the rate-limit sessions directive or with a stick table.

Use the set rate-limit sessions global command to change the global maxsessrate setting dynamically.

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Below, we set the global session rate limit to 5,000 sessions per second:

bash
echo "set rate-limit sessions global 5000" | \
sudo socat stdio tcp4-connect:127.0.0.1:9999
bash
echo "set rate-limit sessions global 5000" | \
sudo socat stdio tcp4-connect:127.0.0.1:9999

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