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SSL_BRIDGE type service versus ANY type service

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This might have been answered already here:  https://discussions.citrix.com/topic/376225-ssl_bridge-vs-tcp-passthrough/


However, I may have some additional questions.


I have a situation where I have to load-balance multiple ports on the same vserver.  So I setup my vserver with type ANY with a listen policy that listens on the service ports I need.  Then I bind multiple services with type ANY to the vserver.  


My question is when one of these services is  SSL.  I do not want to do SSL offloading, and I expect when I do type ANY that offloading does not happen.   What I expect is for SSL connections to pass-through to the backend nodes normally.  I'm using source ip persistence.  


Is there anything about using lb type ANY that might break SSL as it passes through?



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That thread really summarizes the difference in both vyan940 and Paul Blitz' messages. Was about to post it to you until I realized it was the same one you referenced :)


SSL_BRIDGE the ADC knows it is SSL-based but will not do ssl-termination.  

ANY is intended when the aDC doesn't need to know the protocol involved and needs to stay out of way such as when load balancing routers/firewalls etc...


You can technically use either SSL_BRIDGE or ANY in this scenario, but SSL_BRIDGE will keep you from getting into a feature or setting that *could* cause a conflict.

Ultimately, it comes down to your persistence/monitoring needs and which traffic type meets your requirements  if the ADC needs to know the traffic is in ssl_bridge mode.


My recommendation would be to declare it as SSL_BRIDGE if that is what you are doing and only go with ANY if the scenario is more generic than that.


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