[Chilli] Increased load due to redirssl

Murray Long murray at skyrove.com
Thu Aug 12 13:36:19 UTC 2010

Hi everyone,

We're running coova chilli and openwrt on Ubiquiti Picostations, and have
enabled redirssl so that clients trying to access https sites
(google.comfor example) will still be redirected to our portal page.

Unfortunately this means that the Picostations are responding to many https
requests from unauthenticated clients (running applications like webmail,
tweetdeck etc.) and the volume of these requests drives up load on the
Picos, destroying their stability.  This gets significantly worse If we host
our UAM homepage on SSL as well.

Has anyone else tried running chilli+ssl on this type of hardware?  Are
simply asking too much of a slow processor?

For both a https uam homepage and redir ssl, we get a lot of "Spurious SSL
handshake interrupt" errors, is this something to be concerned about?

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.coova.org/pipermail/chilli/attachments/20100812/daf99dab/attachment.htm>

More information about the Chilli mailing list