Configuration Options in Load-Balanced Environments
To tunnel traffic between clients and balanced hosts, the SSH traffic
needs to be balanced on the load balancer instead of the port traffic.
126.96.36.199 needs to reach
is load-balanced by three machines (
188.8.131.52:9000). The load balancer may
forward the client's request to either machine on the port the daemon is
listening on. The first request may go to
184.108.40.206:8080 and the
second request may go to
220.127.116.11:8000. If the client's request
127.0.0.0:80 and is forwarded to
SSH tunnel will terminate on the load balancer.
- Client has SSH Tectia Client (or Connector) installed.
- Balanced hosts have SSH Tectia Servers installed.
- The load balancer forwards the clients' port 22 requests to balanced hosts.
- In order for tunneling to work, all the balanced hosts must use the
same port, for example
- The clients create connections to
18.104.22.168:22 with local tunnels
- The load balancer forwards the traffic to one of the balanced hosts and
a local listener is created on Windows.
- Now, when the SSH connection is created between the client and the
balanced host, the client uses its application and connects to
localhost:80. Traffic is forwarded to the SSH connection and to
the balanced host.
If this is not possible, there are two choices:
- You can end the tunnel at the load balancer. In this case, the
traffic between the client (
22.214.171.124) and the load balancer
126.96.36.199) is encrypted and the traffic between the balancer and
the balanced hosts is not encrypted. Therefore you should create an SSH
connection from the client to the balancer with a local tunnel
- Another possibility is to install SSH Tectia Servers to balanced
hosts and create the direct tunnels between the client and the balanced
hosts. In this case, a load balancer cannot be used, but the balancing
needs to be done in a different way, for example by using a round-robin
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