There are releases around the corner today! We have just published the 2.2.0 releases for the redirection.io agent, the Apache and nginx modules. These releases introduce several new features, that should be of great use for system administrators.
The agent now supports two command line options:
--versiondisplays the version of the agent,
--testcan be used to test the configuration file and display possible errors before reloading the agent.
Also, we have added a metrics HTTP endpoint in the agent, which can be enabled in the agent configuration, and used in your monitoring tools to collect some data about the behavior of the agent.
nginx and Apache module changes¶
Some new features have also been added in the 2.2.0 versions of the nginx and Apache modules. First, it is now possible to configure how the connection pool is managed between the webserver and the redirection.io agent. See the documentation about these options, for both nginx and Apache.
We have also introduced a new
RedirectionioSetHeader virtualhost directive, which allows to map some Apache or nginx variables as request headers when the request is inspected by the redirection.io agent. This may sound a bit obscure, but it opens up many possibilities for redirection.io automation. For example, it means that you can now create rules which can be triggered based on variables created by other server modules - we will tell you more about use cases in a few days.