Load Balancing Anonymous FTP Requests

Posted August 3, 2021 217 views
Load BalancingDigitalOcean Droplets


We have a tiny file (330 bytes / 0.33 KB)

We need to request this file on iPhones using anonymous ftp request in the Safari Browser.

We set up a test droplet using vsFTPd which works great for 50 concurrent requests but we need to scale to hundreds and eventually thousands of concurrent requests.

Does the Digital Ocean Load Balancer support anonymous ftp get requests because we can’t get it to work?

If not, is there another way to load balance Digital Ocean Droplets.

Any alternative load balancer of course needs to be able to process anonymous FTP read requests.


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I believe that it should work with the Managed Loadbalancers as well, have you added a forwarding rule for both the listening and the data ports? By default, they are port 20 and port 21.

If you already have this in place, do you get a specific error when you try to connect?

Alternatively, I could suggest using HAProxy instead:


by Mitchell Anicas
An introduction to basic load balancing concepts and terminology, using HAProxy, with some examples.