nginx_tcp_proxy_module 0

add the feature of tcp proxy with nginx, with health check and status monitor

Name nginx_tcp_proxy_module - support TCP proxy with Nginx

Installation Download the latest stable version of the release tarball of this module from github (http://github.com/yaoweibin/nginx_tcp_proxy_module)

Grab the nginx source code from nginx.org (<http://nginx.org/>), for
example, the version 1.2.1 (see nginx compatibility), and then build the
source with this module:

    $ wget 'http://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.2.1.tar.gz'
    $ tar -xzvf nginx-1.2.1.tar.gz
    $ cd nginx-1.2.1/
    $ patch -p1 < /path/to/nginx_tcp_proxy_module/tcp.patch

    $ ./configure --add-module=/path/to/nginx_tcp_proxy_module

    $ make
    $ make install

Synopsis http {

    server {
        listen 80;

        location /status {
            tcp_check_status;
        }
    }
}

#You can also include tcp_proxy.conf file individually

#include /path/to/tcp_proxy.conf;

tcp {

    upstream cluster {
        # simple round-robin
        server 192.168.0.1:80;
        server 192.168.0.2:80;

        check interval=3000 rise=2 fall=5 timeout=1000;

        #check interval=3000 rise=2 fall=5 timeout=1000 type=ssl_hello;

        #check interval=3000 rise=2 fall=5 timeout=1000 type=http;
        #check_http_send "GET / HTTP/1.0\r\n\r\n";
        #check_http_expect_alive http_2xx http_3xx;
    }

    server {
        listen 8888;

        proxy_pass cluster;
    }
}

Description This module actually include many modules: ngx_tcp_module, ngx_tcp_core_module, ngx_tcp_upstream_module, ngx_tcp_proxy_module, ngx_tcp_websocket_module, ngx_tcp_ssl_module, ngx_tcp_upstream_ip_hash_module. All these modules work together to support TCP proxy with Nginx. I also added other features: ip_hash, upstream server health check, status monitor.

The motivation of writing these modules is Nginx's high performance and
robustness. At first, I developed this module just for general TCP
proxy. And now, this module is frequently used in websocket reverse
proxying.

Note, You can't use the same listening port with HTTP modules.

Directives ngx_tcp_moodule tcp syntax: tcp {…}

default: *none*

context: *main*

description: All the tcp related directives are contained in the tcp
block.

ngx_tcp_core_moodule

server syntax: server {…}

default: *none*

context: *tcp*

description: All the specific server directives are contained in the
server block.

listen syntax: listen address:port [ bind | ssl | default]

default: *none*

context: *server*

description: The same as listen
(<http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxMailCoreModule#listen>). The parameter of
default means the default server if you have several server blocks with
the same port.

access_log syntax: access_log path [buffer=size] | off

default: *access_log logs/tcp_access.log*

context: *tcp, server*

description: Set the access.log. Each record's format is like this:

log_time worker_process_pid client_ip host_ip accept_time upstream_ip
bytes_read bytes_write

2011/08/02 06:19:07 [5972] 127.0.0.1 0.0.0.0:1982 2011/08/02 06:18:19
172.19.0.129:80 80 236305

*   *log_time*: The current time when writing this log. The log action
    is called when the proxy session is closed.

*   *worker_process_pid*: the pid of worker process

*   *client_ip*: the client ip

*   *host_ip*: the server ip and port

*   *accept_time*: the time when the server accepts client's connection

*   *upstream_ip*: the upstream server's ip

*   *bytes_read*: the bytes read from client

*   *bytes_write*: the bytes written to client

allow syntax: allow [ address | CIDR | all ]

default: *none*

context: *server*

description: Directive grants access for the network or addresses
indicated.

deny syntax: deny [ address | CIDR | all ]

default: *none*

context: *server*

description: Directive grants access for the network or addresses
indicated.

so_keepalive syntax: so_keepalive on|off

default: *off*

context: *main, server*

description: The same as so_keepalive
(<http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxMailCoreModule#so_keepalive>).

tcp_nodelay syntax: tcp_nodelay on|off

default: *on*

context: *main, server*

description: The same as tcp_nodelay
(<http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpCoreModule#tcp_nodelay>).

timeout syntax: timeout milliseconds

default: *60000*

context: *main, server*

description: set the timeout value with clients.

server_name syntax: server_name name

default: *The name of the host, obtained through gethostname()*

context: *tcp, server*

description: The same as server_name
(<http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxMailCoreModule#server_name>). You can
specify several server name in different server block with the same
port. They can be used in websocket module.

resolver syntax: resolver address

default: *none*

context: *tcp, server*

description: DNS server

resolver_timeout syntax: resolver_timeout time

default: *30s*

context: *tcp, server*

description: Resolver timeout in seconds.

ngx_tcp_upstream_module upstream syntax: upstream {…}

default: *none*

context: *tcp*

description: All the upstream directives are contained in this block.
The upstream server will be dispatched with round robin by default.

server syntax: server name [parameters]

default: *none*

context: *upstream*

description: Most of the parameters are the same as server
(<http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpUpstreamModule#server>). Default port
is 80.

check syntax: check interval=milliseconds [fall=count] [rise=count] [timeout=milliseconds] [type=tcp|ssl_hello|smtp|mysql|pop3|imap]

default: *none, if parameters omitted, default parameters are
interval=30000 fall=5 rise=2 timeout=1000*

context: *upstream*

description: Add the health check for the upstream servers. At present,
the check method is a simple tcp connect.

The parameters' meanings are:

*   *interval*: the check request's interval time.

*   *fall*(fall_count): After fall_count check failures, the server is
    marked down.

*   *rise*(rise_count): After rise_count check success, the server is
    marked up.

*   *timeout*: the check request's timeout.

*   *type*: the check protocol type:

    1.  *tcp* is a simple tcp socket connect and peek one byte.

    2.  *ssl_hello* sends a client ssl hello packet and receives the
        server ssl hello packet.

    3.  *http* sends a http request packet, receives and parses the http
        response to diagnose if the upstream server is alive.

    4.  *smtp* sends a smtp request packet, receives and parses the smtp
        response to diagnose if the upstream server is alive. The
        response begins with '2' should be an OK response.

    5.  *mysql* connects to the mysql server, receives the greeting
        response to diagnose if the upstream server is alive.

    6.  *pop3* receives and parses the pop3 response to diagnose if the
        upstream server is alive. The response begins with '+' should be
        an OK response.

    7.  *imap* connects to the imap server, receives the greeting
        response to diagnose if the upstream server is alive.

check_http_send syntax: check_http_send http_packet

default: *"GET / HTTP/1.0\r\n\r\n"*

context: *upstream*

description: If you set the check type is http, then the check function
will sends this http packet to check the upstream server.

check_http_expect_alive syntax: check_http_expect_alive [ http_2xx | http_3xx | http_4xx | http_5xx ]

default: *http_2xx | http_3xx*

context: *upstream*

description: These status codes indicate the upstream server's http
response is OK, the backend is alive.

check_smtp_send syntax: check_smtp_send smtp_packet

default: *"HELO smtp.localdomain\r\n"*

context: *upstream*

description: If you set the check type is smtp, then the check function
will sends this smtp packet to check the upstream server.

check_smtp_expect_alive syntax: check_smtp_expect_alive [smtp_2xx | smtp_3xx | smtp_4xx | smtp_5xx]

default: *smtp_2xx*

context: *upstream*

description: These status codes indicate the upstream server's smtp
response is OK, the backend is alive.

check_shm_size syntax: check_shm_size size

default: *(number_of_checked_upstream_blocks + 1) * pagesize*

context: *tcp*

description: If you store hundreds of servers in one upstream block, the
shared memory for health check may be not enough, you can enlarged it by
this directive.

tcp_check_status syntax: tcp_check_status

default: *none*

context: *location*

description: Display the health checking servers' status by HTTP. This
directive is set in the http block.

The table field meanings are:

*   *Index*: The server index in the check table

*   *Name* : The upstream server name

*   *Status*: The marked status of the server.

*   *Busyness*: The number of connections which are connecting to the
    server.

*   *Rise counts*: Count the successful checking

*   *Fall counts*: Count the unsuccessful checking

*   *Access counts*: Count the times accessing to this server

*   *Check type*: The type of the check packet

ngx_tcp_upstream_busyness_module

busyness syntax: busyness

default: *none*

context: *upstream*

description: the upstream server will be dispatched by backend servers'
busyness.

ngx_tcp_upstream_ip_hash_module

ip_hash syntax: ip_hash

default: *none*

context: *upstream*

description: the upstream server will be dispatched by ip_hash.

ngx_tcp_proxy_module proxy_pass syntax: proxy_pass host:port

default: *none*

context: *server*

description: proxy the request to the backend server. Default port is
80.

proxy_buffer syntax: proxy_buffer size

default: *4k*

context: *tcp, server*

description: set the size of proxy buffer.

proxy_connect_timeout syntax: proxy_connect_timeout miliseconds

default: *60000*

context: *tcp, server*

description: set the timeout value of connection to backends.

proxy_read_timeout syntax: proxy_read_timeout miliseconds

default: *60000*

context: *tcp, server*

description: set the timeout value of reading from backends.

proxy_send_timeout syntax: proxy_send_timeout miliseconds

default: *60000*

context: *tcp, server*

description: set the timeout value of sending to backends.

ngx_tcp_websocket_module websocket_pass syntax: websocket_pass [path] host:port

default: *none*

context: *server*

description: proxy the websocket request to the backend server. Default
port is 80. You can specify several different paths in the same server
block.

websocket_buffer syntax: websocket_buffer size

default: *4k*

context: *tcp, server*

description: set the size of proxy buffer.

websocket_connect_timeout syntax: websocket_connect_timeout miliseconds

default: *60000*

context: *tcp, server*

description: set the timeout value of connection to backends.

websocket_read_timeout syntax: websocket_read_timeout miliseconds

default: *60000*

context: *tcp, server*

description: set the timeout value of reading from backends. Your
timeout will be the minimum of this and the *timeout* parameter, so if
you want a long timeout for your websockets, make sure to set both
paramaters.

websocket_send_timeout syntax: websocket_send_timeout miliseconds

default: *60000*

context: *tcp, server*

description: set the timeout value of sending to backends.

ngx_tcp_ssl_module The default config file includes this ngx_tcp_ssl_module. If you want to just compile nginx without ngx_tcp_ssl_module, copy the ngx_tcp_proxy_module/config_without_ssl to ngx_tcp_proxy_module/config, reconfigrure and compile nginx.

ssl syntax: *ssl [on|off] *

default: *ssl off*

context: *tcp, server*

Enables SSL for a server.

ssl_certificate syntax: ssl_certificate file

default: *ssl_certificate cert.pem*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive specifies the file containing the certificate, in PEM
format. This file can contain also other certificates and the server
private key.

ssl_certificate_key syntax: ssl_certificate_key file

default: *ssl_certificate_key cert.pem*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive specifies the file containing the private key, in PEM
format.

ssl_client_certificate syntax: ssl_client_certificate file

default: *none*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive specifies the file containing the CA (root) certificate,
in PEM format, that is used for validating client certificates.

ssl_dhparam syntax: ssl_dhparam file

default: *none*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive specifies a file containing Diffie-Hellman key agreement
protocol cryptographic parameters, in PEM format, utilized for
exchanging session keys between server and client.

ssl_ciphers syntax: ssl_ciphers openssl_cipherlist_spec

default: *ssl_ciphers HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive describes the list of cipher suites the server supports
for establishing a secure connection. Cipher suites are specified in the
OpenSSL (<http://openssl.org/docs/apps/ciphers.html>) cipherlist format,
for example:

ssl_ciphers ALL:!ADH:!EXPORT56:RC4+RSA:+HIGH:+MEDIUM:+LOW:+SSLv2:+EXP;

The complete cipherlist supported by the currently installed version of
OpenSSL in your platform can be obtained by issuing the command: openssl
ciphers

ssl_crl syntax: ssl_crl file

default: *none*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive specifies the filename of a Certificate Revocation List,
in PEM format, which is used to check the revocation status of
certificates.

ssl_prefer_server_ciphers syntax: *ssl_prefer_server_ciphers [on|off] *

default: *ssl_prefer_server_ciphers off*

context: *tcp, server*

The server requires that the cipher suite list for protocols SSLv3 and
TLSv1 are to be preferred over the client supported cipher suite list.

ssl_protocols syntax: ssl_protocols [SSLv2] [SSLv3] [TLSv1] [TLSv1.1] [TLSv1.2]

default: *ssl_protocols SSLv3 TLSv1 TLSv1.1 TLSv1.2*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive enables the protocol versions specified.

ssl_verify_client syntax: ssl_verify_client on|off|optional

default: *ssl_verify_client off*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive enables the verification of the client identity.
Parameter 'optional' checks the client identity using its certificate in
case it was made available to the server.

ssl_verify_depth syntax: ssl_verify_depth number

default: *ssl_verify_depth 1*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive sets how deep the server should go in the client provided
certificate chain in order to verify the client identity.

ssl_session_cache syntax: ssl_session_cache off|none|builtin:size and/or shared:name:size

default: *ssl_session_cache off*

context: *tcp, server*

The directive sets the types and sizes of caches to store the SSL
sessions.

The cache types are:

*   off -- Hard off: nginx says explicitly to a client that sessions can
    not reused.

*   none -- Soft off: nginx says to a client that session can be resued,
    but nginx actually never reuses them. This is workaround for some
    mail clients as ssl_session_cache may be used in mail proxy as well
    as in HTTP server.

*   builtin -- the OpenSSL builtin cache, is used inside one worker
    process only. The cache size is assigned in the number of the
    sessions. Note: there appears to be a memory fragmentation issue
    using this method, please take that into consideration when using
    this. See "References" below.

*   shared -- the cache is shared between all worker processes. The size
    of the cache is assigned in bytes: 1 MB cache can contain roughly
    4000 sessions. Each shared cache must be given an arbitrary name. A
    shared cache with a given name can be used in several virtual hosts.

It's possible to use both types of cache &mdash; builtin and shared
&mdash; simultaneously, for example:

ssl_session_cache builtin:1000 shared:SSL:10m;

Bear in mind however, that using only shared cache, i.e., without
builtin, should be more effective.

ssl_session_timeout syntax: ssl_session_timeout time

default: *ssl_session_timeout 5m*

context: *tcp, server*

This directive defines the maximum time during which the client can
re-use the previously negotiated cryptographic parameters of the secure
session that is stored in the SSL cache.

Compatibility * My test bed is 0.7.65+

Notes The http_response_parse.rl and smtp_response_parse.rl are ragel (http://www.complang.org/ragel/) scripts , you can edit the script and compile it like this:

    $ ragel -G2 http_response_parse.rl
    $ ragel -G2 smtp_response_parse.rl

TODO * refact this module, make it more extendable for adding third-party modules

*   manipulate header like http module's proxy_set_header

*   built-in variable support

*   custom log format

*   syslog support

*   FTP/IRC proxying

Known Issues * This module can’t use the same listening port with the HTTP module.

Changelogs v0.2.0 * add ssl proxy module

*   add websocket proxy module

*   add upstream busyness module

*   add tcp access log module

v0.19 * add many check methods

v0.1 * first release

Authors Weibin Yao(姚伟斌) yaoweibin at gmail dot com

Copyright & License This README template copy from agentzh (http://github.com/agentzh).

I borrowed a lot of code from upstream and mail module from the nginx
0.7.* core. This part of code is copyrighted by Igor Sysoev. And the
health check part is borrowed the design of Jack Lindamood's healthcheck
module healthcheck_nginx_upstreams
(<http://github.com/cep21/healthcheck_nginx_upstreams>);

This module is licensed under the BSD license.

Copyright (C) 2013 by Weibin Yao <[email protected]>.

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
met:

*   Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
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*   Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
    notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
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