I have the following typical setup:

  • LoadBalancer/Proxy in front (Nginx)

  • Node apps in background


  • decrypts the SSL requests coming from outside

  • forwards decrypted requests to Node apps

  • gets back the response

  • encrypts the response and sends it to client

I was wondering if in terms of security it is OK to have non-encyrpted connection between Nginx and Node apps.

Especially in terms of packet sniffing.

I found a ~8 year old entry saying that in Linode network it is not possible to sniff ( … k-support/">

I wanted to have a more recent confirmation of that.


1 Reply


Confirmed. Linodes can't sniff or spoof traffic that doesn't belong to them.



Please enter an answer

You can mention users to notify them: @username

You can use Markdown to format your question. For more examples see the Markdown Cheatsheet.

> I’m a blockquote.

I’m a blockquote.

[I'm a link] (

I'm a link

**I am bold** I am bold

*I am italicized* I am italicized

Community Code of Conduct