Currently we are using apache in order to make reverse proxying. But recently, chief would like to test ( and probably using stingray to replace apache ), so is Stingray could make Reverse proxy and if yes how can we deploy this solution?
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Stingray traffic manager is a reverse proxy and you do not have to activate anything to make it act as this.
That means it receives TCP connection from the client, read the request, open a new TCP connection to a backend server and relay server's reply in order to deliver the service.
In that way it acts exactly as Apache when configured as a reverse proxy.
But obviously, Stingray is a lot more powerfull (and simple to configure) than Apache !
I can contact you off list if you want more advises on how to deploy it.
Thank for your answer. I know Stingray is acting as reverse proxy, but I don't understand how. I will explain, Apache works as reverse proxy you make configuration as:
ProxyPass /xxx/ http://y.y.y.y/
ProxyPassReverse /xxx/ http://y.y.y.y/
And after you type http://myrp/xxx/ and you have the result.
How can we translate this into Stingray?
If I understand well what you want to do, the simplest way to transcript your example ( ProxyPassReverse /xxx/ http://y.y.y.y/) would be :
1. Create a vserver for listening to requests (and perhaps a Traffic IP too depending on your environment...)
2. Create a pool with as backend node y.y.y.y:80 (name it for example xxx-pool)
3. Create a TScript rule with the code bellow :
# Select the y.y.y.y server if path matches /xxx/*
$path = http.getPath();
If ( string.startsWith($path, "/xxx/")) pool.select("xxx-pool");
Feel free to ask for more help if this is not clear for you, even off list if you prefer !
Thanks for your answer I tried it and it is working fine. Now I am trying to make content rewriting but I am encountering some issues due to trafficscript configuration. I would like to rewrite all link ( href, src, action ), because we got some application with absolute link and they are not working.
I am trying to solve this issue with string.regexmatch but If I am doing this in a while loop the appliance failed. Am I on the right way?
You could perhaps try 'string.replaceAll( $body, "oldtext", "newtext" )' as a simpler alternative to a regex replacement.
Nevertheless, a rule should not cause the traffic manager to 'fail'. In the worst case, a rule may get stuck in an endless loop, and Stingray will abort the rule after trafficscript!max_instr steps to prevent this.
Please share your code, and example of the text you need to process, and we'll advise (or raise it with our support team)
Also, check out this article: Getting Started - Load-balancing to a website using Stingray Traffic Manager. There are a few gotchas that you can encounter when using a reverse proxy like Stingray that this article explains.
Okay, I am pretty new to Stingray, used to working on an ISA 2006 Proxy.
I want to reverse proxy a test website, which is running on IIS 7. There are 3 websites on the server.
Using the wizard, I have done the following.
Internal Protocal: HTTP
Default traffic pool; TestWebsite
Listening on; All IP Addresses
Nodes: Testwebsite.website.com (is this supposed to be the website url or the machines host name?)
When I navigate my stingray address http://10.41.30.10. I get the default IIS 7 page. Even if i change the port reference I get a 404 error.
What am I doing wrong?