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  1. Traffic Server
  2. TS-5049

Parent.config keynames are confusing

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 7.1.0
    • Component/s: Parent Proxy
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      Description

      In parent.config, we have a series of key names that are either confusing, or have been expanded well beyond what the name implies:

      • round_robin. This now describes a selection strategy.
      • parent. Origins can be described here too. Not sure what a good descriptor would be.
      • parent_is_proxy describes how the request will be made from the child node – eg, 'true,' means the request will be a proxy style request (GET http://example.com/foo); 'false' means a traditional style request (GET /foo\n Host: example.com)

      In addition, there are several options that only apply when other settings are used. For instance, secondary_parent only applies to the consistent_hash strategy. Similarly, today, "qstring" only applies to consistent_hash, as the URI is not considered for any other existing selection strategy.

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              Reporter:
              mlibbey Miles Libbey
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