Help required in Setting up FTP Load Balancer in NGINX-

Jonathan Matthews contact at
Tue Jan 21 10:45:17 UTC 2014

On 21 January 2014 06:56, tilden18 at <nginx-forum at> wrote:
> I required help to configure FTP Load balancer in NGINX.
> Can you all please help me with the necessary steps or any link which
> explains the same.
> Note: My incoming FTP request will come in FTP protocol only.  We cannot
> configure FTP –over HTTP in our application’
> if NGINX is not supporting can you please suggest any load balancer which
> will server my purpose.

Wow - the dream of the 90s really *is* alive in $WHEREVER_YOU_ARE! ;-)

Seriously - it's 2014. We have better alternatives than the insecure
and awful mess that is FTP. Any company that thinks otherwise deserves
all the pain that comes with FTP ...

Anyway, Nginx doesn't talk FTP to the best of my knowledge. Whilst I'd
normally suggest a TCP load balancer for this, FTP has certain
properties which make it annoying to load balance that you have to
take into account.

This came up with after moment's googling. It might help:


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