RE: [load balancing] HTTP to HTTPS redirect

From: Tim Maestas (lbIZZATdnsconsultants.com)
Date: Sat Jun 14 2003 - 12:30:41 EDT

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    Pretty sure the fallback host redirect supports all of other URL
    re-writing variables that can be used in rules. Hence %u would preserve
    the URI ie:

    http://foo.bar.com/%u

    -Tim

    On Sat, 14 Jun 2003, Cauthorn, Matt (MAN-Corporate) wrote:

    > 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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