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Nginx load balancing tips and tricks for Linux/Unix sysadmin and devops users

Nginx is a free and open source web server, load balancer, caching and proxy server for Linux and Unix-like systems. This presentation from the official Nginx blog covers the TCP and UDP load balancer in Nginx and various tips related to it.

From the page:

I’m a Systems Engineer at NGINX, Inc. and I work in the Professional Services department. In this session, we will dive into the features of the TCP and UDP load balancer we have in NGINX.

The Stream module was introduced two years ago in NGINX 1.9. Since then, it has become quite a mature and well‑proven solution [and] addition to NGINX’s HTTP load‑balancing stack.

I’ll give an overview of the supported load‑balancing methods, SSL and TLS support, and go over additional features provided by NGINX Plus, such as active health checks.

I’ll show some configurations: some minimal and some not so minimal. I’ll also share a few tricks for using the Stream module and nginScript, such as how to build a simple web application firewall.

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