RE: [load balancing] HTTP to HTTPS redirect

From: Cauthorn, Matt (MAN-Corporate) (Matt.CauthornIZZATcox.com)
Date: Sat Jun 14 2003 - 10:43:55 EDT

  • Next message: Tim Maestas: "RE: [load balancing] HTTP to HTTPS redirect"

    If you want to retain the path, you'll probably have to use
    apache/mod_rewrite sitting behind the non secure pool and handling those
    redirects in a more intelligent way. I don't think the fallback host won't
    do that for you.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Drumm, Dan [mailto:ddrummIZZATball.com]
    Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 6:51 PM
    To: 'lb-lIZZATvegan.net'
    Subject: RE: [load balancing] HTTP to HTTPS redirect

    One last thing, putting the variable http://foo.bar.com/
    <http://foo.bar.com/> in the field for fallback host, means it always
    redirects the user to foo.bar.com.
     
    Urls like http://foo.bar.com/somepath/file.asp
    <http://foo.bar.com/somepath/file.asp> get redirected to
    https://foo.bar.com <https://foo.bar.com> .
     
    Is there a way to retain the path?

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Cauthorn, Matt (MAN-Corporate) [mailto:Matt.CauthornIZZATcox.com]
    Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 3:38 PM
    To: 'lb-lIZZATvegan.net'
    Subject: RE: [load balancing] HTTP to HTTPS redirect

    You can setup a pool which points to a 'fake' node/service, then use the
    fallback host option in your pool config to redirect all the clients to the
    https, since the node will be deemed as down to the BigIP. I use this for
    several things, and have had great luck.
     
    Matt
     

     -----Original Message-----
    From: Drumm, Dan [mailto:ddrummIZZATball.com]
    Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 4:53 PM
    To: 'lb-lIZZATvegan.net'
    Subject: [load balancing] HTTP to HTTPS redirect

    I am trying to LB two MS-IIS servers, and use the SSL proxy on a F5 BIGIP
    2000.

    The SSL proxy works fine, and I am having the F5 "redirect all" under the
    advanced options.

    All of the http links being served are being rewritten to https links.
    Except for one thing.
    The web page serves up a java applet, and that applet creates a menu
    dropdown bar.
    The links in that bar all point to " http://foo.bar.com <http://foo.bar.com>
    ". I can't edit the java applet.

    I don't have a virtual server on port 80 for http://foo.bar.com
    <http://foo.bar.com> .

    Is there a simple way to redirect all incoming http requests to
    http://foo.bar.com/somepath/something
    <http://foo.bar.com/somepath/something> to https and hit the SSL proxy on
    the F5 - without losing the path information?

    The F5 doesn't allow you to build a proxy and point it to another proxy on
    the same unit.

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