Deflect Apache Traffic Server

ATS Build Notes

Version 6.0.x


  • Install Debian-7.x (Wheezy) amd64 and upgrade it

  • Reboot

  • Create user and group (trafserv with UID and GID of 99) – If not already created from a old version (uid:gid 99:99)

    groupadd -g 99 trafserv

    useradd -g trafserv -u 99 -d /usr/local/trafficserver -m trafserv

  • Prepare server for deveploment

    apt-get install build-essential automake autoconf libtool flex bison

Compile from Source

Find the version you will use here. Add equalitie repo for apt-get:

# echo "deb wheezy main" > /etc/apt/source.list.d/deflect.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get install libssl-dev libhwloc-dev libcap-dev tcl-dev libpcre3-dev libncurses5-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libspdylay-dev
# cd /usr/local/src
# wget
# wget
  Pick the latest and replace the 6.0.x
# md5sum trafficserver-6.0.x.tar.bz2
  Make sure matches the trafficserver-6.0.x.tar.bz2.md5
# tar jxvf trafficserver-6.0.x.tar.bz2
# cd trafficserver-6.0.x
# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/trafficserver --enable-layout=Apache --with-user=trafserv --with-group=trafserv --enable-experimental-plugins \
# --enable-reclaimable-freelist --enable-cppapi --with-ncurses --enable-wccp --with-xml=libxml2 --enable-spdy --with-build-number=<your build number>
# make
# make install
# cd /usr/local/trafficserver
# mkdir .ssh ; chown trafserv:trafserv .ssh ; chmod 700 .ssh
# mv conf/ dist-conf


# apt-get install git-core libyaml-cpp-dev libyaml-cpp0.5 libre2-dev libzmq-dev libboost-dev
# git clone
# cd banjax
# ./
# ./configure --libdir=/usr/local/trafficserver/modules
# make
# make install

The is in src/.libs/

  • mv conf/ dist-conf


  • Use diff to fix your ‘conf’ directory to your preference.

    diff -rupN orig new > patch_orig-new.patch

  • Files to pay attention to when configuring DNET.

    • cache.config
    • records.config
    • remap.config
    • ssl_multicert.config

When happy with your migrated conf directory, launch this command:

# cp -a new-conf /usr/local/trafficserver/conf

Make sure the permissions and ownership are correct. Do not start the traffic server if you plan on using for the controller. It will write a lot of files that are not needed.

We recommend to tar and bzip2 it up:

# cd /usr/local
# tar jcvf trafficserver-6.0.x-deflect.tar.bz2 trafficserver/

Conf Directory Recursive Patch Files

I created these diffs with method below

cp -R orig new
vi new/* ''This is just my way of saying, edit the files.''
diff -rupN orig new > patch_orig-new.patch

Apply patch with example above. Patch orig

cd orig
patch -p1 < ../patch_orig-new.patch
*remember you can use --dry-run*


Mostly lifed from here.

This is still not tested. My notes only. I will remove this when thoroughly tested and I know it works

SSL Termination

All private keys must be hosted on the Edge unless browser will give a warning.

Magic is now done in ssl_multicert.conf. Good information here

dest_ip=xx.xx.xx.xx ssl_cert_name=cert.pem ssl_key_name=key.pem ssl_ca_name=ca.ca_bundle

Note: If the private key is located in the certificate file, then you do not need to specify the name of the private key

ssl_ca_name= can be used to specify the location of a Certification Authorithy change in case that differs from what is specified under records.config’s proxy.config.ssl.CA.cert.filename

Client and ATS Only

Note: This would not be the type of setup we use unless we wanted to do a encrypted tunnel to origin. This setup would mainly be used if your origin was behind your firewall on a private network. This must be set up first, before we go on to Client, ATS and Origin

Client —–>—– HTTPS —>—— Edge <<——- HTTP ——->> Origin
  —-<—— HTTPS —<——      

records.conf. All ssl files are going to be in conf/ssl

#CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.enabled INT 1(deprecated)
#CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.server_port INT 443 (deprecated)
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.client.certification_level INT 1
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.server.cert.filename STRING NULL
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.server.cert.path STRING conf/ssl
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.server.private_key.filename STRING NULL
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.server.private_key.path STRING conf/ssl
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.CA.cert.filename STRING NULL
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.CA.cert.path STRING conf/ssl

See ssl_multicert.conf

See proxy.config.http.server_ports

Client, ATS and Origin

This is the setup we will concentrate on.

Client —–>—– HTTPS —>—— Edge <<——- HTTPS ——->> Origin
  —-<—— HTTPS —<——      


#CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.auth.enabled ????? I can't find info on this
#CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.server_port (deprecated)
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.client.verify.server INT
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.client.cert.filename STRING NULL
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.client.cert.path STRING conf/ssl
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.client.private_key.filename STRING NULL
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.client.private_key.path conf/ssl
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.client.CA.cert.filename STRING NULL
CONFIG proxy.config.ssl.client.CA.cert.path conf/ssl