Sniffing

Hi,

I have the following typical setup:

  • LoadBalancer/Proxy in front (Nginx)

  • Node apps in background

Nginx

  • 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 (https://blog.linode.com/2008/03/14/priv … k-support/">https://blog.linode.com/2008/03/14/private-back-end-network-support/).

I wanted to have a more recent confirmation of that.

Thanks

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Linode Staff

Hello,

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

-Chris

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