Go middlewares for HTTP servers & proxies
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Oxy is a Go library with HTTP handlers that enhance HTTP standard library:

  • Buffer retries and buffers requests and responses
  • Stream passes-through requests, supports chunked encoding with configurable flush interval
  • Forward forwards requests to remote location and rewrites headers
  • Roundrobin is a round-robin load balancer
  • Circuit Breaker Hystrix-style circuit breaker
  • Connlimit Simultaneous connections limiter
  • Ratelimit Rate limiter (based on tokenbucket algo)
  • Trace Structured request and response logger

It is designed to be fully compatible with http standard library, easy to customize and reuse.

Status

  • Initial design is completed
  • Covered by tests
  • Used as a reverse proxy engine in Vulcand

Quickstart

Every handler is http.Handler, so writing and plugging in a middleware is easy. Let us write a simple reverse proxy as an example:

Simple reverse proxy

import (
  "net/http"
  "github.com/vulcand/oxy/forward"
  "github.com/vulcand/oxy/testutils"
  )

// Forwards incoming requests to whatever location URL points to, adds proper forwarding headers
fwd, _ := forward.New()

redirect := http.HandlerFunc(func(w http.ResponseWriter, req *http.Request) {
    // let us forward this request to another server
		req.URL = testutils.ParseURI("http://localhost:63450")
		fwd.ServeHTTP(w, req)
})
	
// that's it! our reverse proxy is ready!
s := &http.Server{
	Addr:           ":8080",
	Handler:        redirect,
}
s.ListenAndServe()

As a next step, let us add a round robin load-balancer:

import (
  "net/http"
  "github.com/vulcand/oxy/forward"
  "github.com/vulcand/oxy/roundrobin"
  )

// Forwards incoming requests to whatever location URL points to, adds proper forwarding headers
fwd, _ := forward.New()
lb, _ := roundrobin.New(fwd)

lb.UpsertServer(url1)
lb.UpsertServer(url2)

s := &http.Server{
	Addr:           ":8080",
	Handler:        lb,
}
s.ListenAndServe()

What if we want to handle retries and replay the request in case of errors? buffer handler will help:

import (
  "net/http"
  "github.com/vulcand/oxy/forward"
  "github.com/vulcand/oxy/buffer"
  "github.com/vulcand/oxy/roundrobin"
  )

// Forwards incoming requests to whatever location URL points to, adds proper forwarding headers

fwd, _ := forward.New()
lb, _ := roundrobin.New(fwd)

// buffer will read the request body and will replay the request again in case if forward returned status
// corresponding to nework error (e.g. Gateway Timeout)
buffer, _ := buffer.New(lb, buffer.Retry(`IsNetworkError() && Attempts() < 2`))

lb.UpsertServer(url1)
lb.UpsertServer(url2)

// that's it! our reverse proxy is ready!
s := &http.Server{
	Addr:           ":8080",
	Handler:        buffer,
}
s.ListenAndServe()