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walkman69's avatar
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Mar 25, 2024

URL Distribution

I received a request as to the possibility to or distribute traffic for one url to multiple urls (round-robin, least connections, or even just randomly ) but never exceed 50 connections to each one. ...
  • JRahm's avatar
    Mar 26, 2024

    Not at all tested or optimized or secured against injection with the table commands, but to get the juices flowing I threw this together. Not 100% confident it'll work and I don't have time until end of the week to flesh out and test, but it is possible to achieve what you're after. That said, it'll be a support nightmare to grow with the needs of the business since it's not a well-defined problem or scale, so I would push back against this particular ask.

    when HTTP_REQUEST priority 500 {
        if { [string tolower [HTTP::path]] == "/form"} {
            foreach form [list form1 form2 form3 form4 form5 form6] {
                if { [table lookup $form] < 50 } {
                    table incr $form 1
                    HTTP::uri /$form
                    set current_form $form
    when HTTP_REQUEST priority 501 {
        if { [string tolower [HTTP::path]] == "/form" } {
            HTTP::respond 429 content "<html><body><p>All forms at max of 50 requests</p></body></html>" 
    when HTTP_RESPONSE {
        table incr $current_form -1