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Dynamic page assembly and SSL

Hi Jay,

I work in support for another content delivery provider that you're probably

unfamiliar with. I come from a hardware background although our solution is

software based and uses a globally distributed network. I am very familiar

with the way the Arrowpoint 11800 switch handles non SSL traffic as I have

supported them for over a year now. It's a slick box and I'm very happy

with it's performance. Other Cisco personnel have been very helpful in the

past with any questions I have had and I applaud you all.

My question is about how your equipment can or cannot process SSL content in

a dynamic page assembly environment. I want to use your hardware solution

to front end some of our servers, but we dynamically assemble pages on the

edge (2 or 3 hops) from the web server. We use the new open source ESI

(edge side includes) technology. When a user uses the HTTP Post method to

supply his login information to the origin, the returned page seems to get

lost between the origin server and our edge server. Our logs show the Post

outgoing and the origin server sees the hit and makes a response via SSL.

The problem is that the data (usually an account summary page) doesn't make

it through our load balancing/content delivery switch. I have verified this

with a packet sniff and am quite puzzled. I don't have any customers using

this dynamic page assembly technology for SSL yet, but I'm sure I will in

the near future.

Can you confirm weather or not your box will support dynamic page assembly

and if you do, how do I enable it?

Any suggestions as to what action I can take will be appreciated.


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Re: Dynamic page assembly and SSL

If I were you I’d call your Cisco systems engineer and ask them if it’s on the roadmap. They can go to developers and see what’s going on. Then open a case with Cisco’s TAC and work through it with their technical engineers. Come back and tell us what you learn.