HTTP/2 Makes the Internet Faster

If you have ever worked on a farm or have done construction, you probably got used to carrying things. And you might have heard your supervisor say at some point, “Get it all in one trip if you can.” That’s the idea behind HTTP/2. Earlier versions of HTTP required multiple TCP streams to transfer the […]

Do you support HOST HEADERS?

Yes, the three HTTP monitor types do allow for host headers. A host header allows you to send the appropriate domain name with the IP address being tested. Often this is required if you have multiple websites behind the same IP, or if you have configured your website not to load by IP address only. […]

Supported Load Balancing Persistence Types

Persistence is a function of load balancing where connections will be routed to the same service based upon the criteria selected.  This is set up alongside the algorithms for the load balancing virtual servers.  Each persistence type has a time-out value which will keep the persistence session in effect until it has been inactive for […]

Cloud Availability Platform v18.1.0

Today we released version 18.1.0 of our cloud platform after many months of hard work on our part, and anticipation on yours. While there are over 120 bug fixes, feature enhancements and changes, the biggest change you will see is the new skin. It was time to update the look and feel of the UI, […]

Prevent X-Forwarded-For Spoofing or Manipulation

When using an inline proxy like our Cloud Load Balancer or Web Application Firewall, you’ll often want to know the original client IP address for security, to track in your logs for stats or for other reasons. In some of our other KB articles, we’ve already discussed how to enable and capture this information using […]

I want to install the SSL certificate on the Load Balancer and use the SSL protocol, but I don’t want SSL Offload. I want it to remain entirely encrypted between my client and my server. Is this possible?

Yes, this is absolutely possible, and recommended! To accomplish this, you will need to configure the “protocol” as SSL and map it also to SSL on your servers (both probably on port 443). This ensures SSL is maintained between the client and your servers, while still allowing you to take advantage of our SSL acceleration, […]

Extracting the Client IP in IIS 7.0 and 7.5

NOTE: This article covers obtaining the original client IP for logging purposes. If you need to obtain it for use in your code, check out this article. IMPORTANT! Before implementing the steps below, we’ll assume you’ve enabled the “client-ip” header pass-through. To do so, log into the management portal and edit your server(s). In the […]

Extracting the Client IP in IIS 6 or lower

NOTE: This article covers obtaining the original client IP for logging purposes. If you need to obtain it for use in your code, check out this article. IMPORTANT! Before implementing the steps below, we’ll assume you’ve enabled the “client-ip” header pass-through. To do so, log into the management portal and edit your server(s). In the […]

Extracting the Client IP in Apache 2.0 and 2.2

NOTE: This article covers obtaining the original client IP for logging purposes. If you need to obtain it for use in your code, check out this article. NOTE: Before implementing the steps below, we’ll assume you’ve enabled the “X-Forwarded-For” header pass-through. To do so, log into the management portal and edit your server(s). In the settings […]