transparent load balancers

Posted October 25, 2018 759 views
Load Balancing

It seems DOs Loadbalancers do not honor “externalTrafficPolicy: Local” Setting in Kubernetes Service definition.
With this setting in GKE, the original client IP Adress is contained in the TCP Source IP Header. With DOs Loadbalancers, that is not the case.

How can I preserve the original client IP Adress when using SSL Passthrough (where you cannot modify the HTTP Headers and therefore X-Forwarded-For is not an option)?

type: LoadBalancer
externalTrafficPolicy: Local # preserves source ip

  • name: ambassador-plain port: 80
  • name: ambassador-tls port: 443
1 comment

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

3 answers

Hi @moisey - I have just tried this on my 1.15.4-do.0 cluster and I still do not see external IPs.

Right now the source IP is showing as (an internal IP).

I have tried deleting and recreating the service, but that hasn’t affected it.

My service definition is here:

Any ideas? This is a critical feature for me, I’d rather not use Azure, but this is a blocker for this project.

There was a large release to DOKS to support auto-scaling which is now also available and it should now respect “service.spec.externalTrafficPolicy” being set to local.

I have also noticed this issue. I have set my service with type LoadBalancer and externalTrafficPolicy: Local, but the internal IP is forwarded, not the external. Setting that with NodePort works, but NodePort isn’t what most people need/want.

Submit an Answer