What is Fabio?
It is an HTTP and TCP reverse proxy that configures itself with data from Consul. Traditional load balancers and reverse proxies need to be configured with a config file. The configuration contains the hostnames and paths the proxy is forwarding to upstream services. This process can be automated with tools like consul-template that generate config files and trigger a reload.
Fabio is a tool in the Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy category of a tech stack.
Fabio is an open source tool with 6.4K GitHub stars and 557 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Fabio's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Fabio?
Datadog, Consul, Graphite, StatsD, and Circonus are some of the popular tools that integrate with Fabio. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Fabio.
- HTTP and TCP reverse proxy
- Configures itself with data from Consul
- TLS termination with dynamic certificate stores
- Raw TCP proxy
- TCP+SNI proxy for full end-to-end TLS without decryption
- HTTPS upstream support
Fabio Alternatives & Comparisons
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