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hashing URLs

Is there anyway to use the ACE to hash urls? It doesn't seem to be possible, but I was thinking maybe there was some kind of workaround.

Many CDNs offer the service of hashing an URL and changing it at a fixed interval to offer a little extra protection against deep linking to content. It would be great to offload this all from our redirector cgi directly onto the load balancer

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Re: hashing URLs

a loadbalancer does not modify http content.

So you can't replace the header.

Although it does sound like a good feature to add, you will kill the performance of the box by having the check all url, replace it where needed, recompute the tcp checksum, fragments/reassembles the packets where needed,... a total pain to achieve.

Gilles.

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