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Simple Sideband is a helper iRule which makes getting started with doing iRule based sideband fast and simple.
Problem solved by this Code Snippet
Sideband can be difficult to get started - it requires knowledge of low-level networking, using the Sideband iRule commands, or possibly the HSSR plugin to do HTTP parsing for you. With simple sideband, you can add the iRule as a library and call the functions to do the hard work for you.
How to use this Code Snippet
Imagine you want to query a web server from your irule, you install the Simple Sideband iRule library on the platform as /Common/simple_sideband and use and iRule on your virtual server which calls the library like so: