Apache Traffic Server™ is a fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2 compliant caching proxy server.

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Apache Traffic Server

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Traffic Server is a high-performance building block for cloud services. It's more than just a caching proxy server; it also has support for plugins to build large scale web applications.

Important notice to ATS developers

AS of version 10, ATS has transitioned to cmake as its build system. Below is a quick-start guide to building ATS with cmake:

Step 1: Configuration

With cmake, you definitely want to create an out-of-source build. You will give that directory to every cmake command. For these examples, it will just be build.

$ cmake -B build

This will configure the project with defaults.

If you want to customize the build, you can pass values for variables on the command line. Or, you can interactively change them using the ccmake program.

$ cmake -B build -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/tmp/ats -DBUILD_EXPERIMENTAL_PLUGINS=ON

-- or --

$ ccmake build

Specifying locations of dependencies

To specify the location of a dependency (like --with-* for autotools builds), you generally set a variable with the ROOT. The big exception to this is for openssl. This variable is called OPENSSL_ROOT_DIR

$ cmake -B build -Djemalloc_ROOT=/opt/jemalloc -DPCRE_ROOT=/opt/edge -DOPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/opt/boringssl

Using presets to configure the build

cmake has a feature for grouping configurations together to make configuration and reproduction easier. The file CMakePresets.json declares presets that you can use from the command line. You can provide your own CMakeUserPresets.json and further refine those via inheritance:

$ cmake --preset dev

You can start out your user presets by just copying CMakePresets.json and removing everything in configurePresets

Here is an example user preset:


{ "name": "clang", "hidden": true, "environment": { "LDFLAGS": "-L/opt/homebrew/opt/llvm/lib -L/opt/homebrew/opt/llvm/lib/c++ -Wl,-rpath,/opt/homebrew/opt/llvm/lib/c++ -fuse-ld=/opt/homebrew/opt/llvm/bin/ld64.lld", "CPPFLAGS": "-I/opt/homebrew/opt/llvm/include", "CXXFLAGS": "-stdlib=libc++", "CC": "/opt/homebrew/opt/llvm/bin/clang", "CXX": "/opt/homebrew/opt/llvm/bin/clang++" } }, { "name": "mydev", "displayName": "my development", "description": "My Development Presets", "binaryDir": "${sourceDir}/build-dev-clang", "inherits": ["clang", "dev"], "cacheVariables": { "CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX": "/opt/ats-cmake", "jemalloc_ROOT": "/opt/homebrew", "ENABLE_LUAJIT": false, "ENABLE_JEMALLOC": true, "ENABLE_MIMALLOC": false, "ENABLE_MALLOC_ALLOCATOR": true, "BUILD_EXPERIMENTAL_PLUGINS": true, "BUILD_REGRESSION_TESTING": true } },

And then use it like:

cmake --preset mydev

Building the project

$ cmake --build build
$ cmake --build build -t traffic_server

running tests

$ cd build
$ ctest

installing

$ cmake --install build

DIRECTORY STRUCTURE

trafficserver ............. Top src dir
├── ci .................... Quality assurance and other CI tools and configs
├── configs ............... Configurations
├── contrib ............... Various contributed auxiliary pieces
├── doc ................... Documentation for Traffic Server
│   ├── admin-guide ....... Admin guide documentations
│   ├── appendices ........ Appendices of Traffic Server
│   ├── developer-guide ... Documentation for developers
│   ├── dot ............... Graphviz source files for docs pictures
│   ├── static ............ Static resources
│   └── uml ............... Documentation in UML
├── example ............... Example plugins
├── iocore ................
│   ├── aio ............... Asynchronous I/O core
│   ├── cache ............. Disk and RAM cache
│   ├── dns ............... DNS (asynchronous)
│   ├── eventsystem ....... Event Driven Engine
│   ├── hostdb ............ Internal DNS cache
│   ├── net ............... Network
│   │   └── quic .......... QUIC implementation
│   └── utils ............. Utilities
├── lib ...................
│   ├── records ........... Library for config files
│   └── yamlcpp ........... Library for YAML of C++
├── m4 .................... Custom macros for configure.ac
├── mk .................... Includes for Makefiles
├── mgmt .................. JSONRPC server/management and tools
├── plugins ............... Stable core plugins
│   └── experimental ...... Experimental core plugins
├── proxy ................. HTTP proxy logic
│   ├── hdrs .............. Headers parsing and management
│   ├── http .............. The actual HTTP protocol implementation
│   ├── http2 ............. HTTP/2 implementation
│   ├── http3 ............. HTTP/3 implementation
│   ├── logging ........... Flexible logging
│   └── shared ............ Shared files
├── rc .................... Installation programs and scripts
├── src ................... Source for all the main binaries / applications
│   ├── traffic_cache_tool  Tool to interact with the Traffic Server cache
│   ├── traffic_crashlog .. Helper process that catches Traffic Server crashes
│   ├── traffic_ctl ....... Command line management tool
│   ├── traffic_layout .... Display information on the build and runtime directory structure
│   ├── traffic_logcat .... Convert binary log file to plain text
│   ├── traffic_logstats .. Log parsing and metrics calculation utility
│   ├── traffic_server .... Main proxy server
│   ├── traffic_top ....... Top like tool for viewing Traffic Server statistics
│   ├── traffic_via ....... Tool for decoding the Traffic Server Via header codes
│   ├── tscore ............ Base / core library
│   ├── tscpp ............. C++ api wrapper for plugin developers
├── tests ................. Different tests for Traffic Server
├── tools ................. Directory of various tools
├── INSTALL ............... Build and installation guide
├── LAYOUT ................ Traffic Server default layout
├── LICENSE ............... Full license text
├── NOTICE ................ Copyright notices
├── README ................ Intro, links, build info
├── README-EC2 ............ Info on EC2 support
├── REVIEWERS ............. (Incomplete) list of areas with committer interest
└── STATUS ................ Release history and information

REQUIREMENTS

This section outlines build requirements for different OS distributions. This may be out of date compared to the on-line requirements at

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/TS/Building.

As of ATS v9.0.0 and later, gcc 7 or later is required, since we now use and require the C++17 standard.

Fedora / CentOS / RHEL:

cmake
ninja
pkgconfig
gcc/g++ or clang/clang++
openssl-devel
pcre-devel
ncurses-devel and libcurl-devel(optional, needed for traffic_top)
libcap-devel (optional, highly recommended)
hwloc-devel (optional, highly recommended)

Ubuntu / Debian

cmake
ninja
pkg-config
gcc/g++ or clang/clang++
zlib1g-dev
libssl-dev
libpcre3-dev
libcap-dev (optional, highly recommended)
libhwloc-dev (optional, highly recommended)
libncurses5-dev (optional, required for e.g.: traffic_top)
libcurl4-openssl-dev (optional, required for e.g.: traffic_top)

Alpine Linux

build-base
libexecinfo-dev
pcre-dev
libressl-dev
cmake
ninja
linux-headers

macOS (we recommend HomeBrew):

cmake
ninja
pkg-config
openssl
pcre

FreeBSD

cmake
ninja
devel/gmake
devel/pkgconf
security/openssl
devel/pcre
textproc/flex (optional, install newer version from ports, fix PATH)
devel/hwloc (optional, highly recommended)

Building from distribution

You can download the latest source code from the official Apache Traffic Server site:

https://trafficserver.apache.org/downloads

(or via the URL shortener: http://s.apache.org/uG). Once downloaded, follow the instructions:

tar jxvf trafficserver-9.1.3.tar.bz2
cd trafficserver-9.1.3
cmake -B build
cmake --build build

This will build with a destination prefix of /usr/local. You can finish the installation with

sudo cmake --install build

BUILDING FROM GIT REPO

git clone https://github.com/apache/trafficserver.git   # get the source code from ASF Git repository
cd trafficserver                                        # enter the checkout directory
cmake --preset default                                  # configure the build
cmake --build build-default                             # execute the compile
cmake --build build-default -t test                     # run tests (optional)
cmake --install build-default                           # install

Instructions for building on EC2

NOTE: Alternately you may use the scripts under ‘contrib’ which will automate the install for trafficserver under EC2 which is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. See ‘README-EC2’ for further details.

As root do the following when using Ubuntu

mkdir -p /mnt          #EC2 Storage Mount, where storage is located
cd /mnt
git clone ...          # get the source code from ASF Git repo
cd trafficserver       # enter the checkout dir
cmake --preset default                                  # configure the build
cmake --build build-default                                   # execute the compile
cmake --build build-default -t test
cmake --install build-default

As root do the following when using Fedora Core 8 kernel

mkdir -p /mnt                             #EC2 Storage Mount, where storage is located
cd /mnt
git clone ...                             # get the source code from ASF Git repo
cd trafficserver                          # enter the checkout dir
cmake --preset default                    # configure the build
cmake --build build-default               # execute the compile
cmake --build build-default -t test       # run tests (optional)
cmake --install build-default             # install

INSTALLATION

/usr/local
├── /var/log/trafficserver   log files created at runtime
├── /var/trafficserver       runtime files
├── /etc/trafficserver       configuration files
├── /bin                     executable binaries
└── /libexec/trafficserver   plugins

CRYPTO NOTICE

This distribution includes cryptographic software. The country in which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import, possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of encryption software. BEFORE using any encryption software, please check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to see if this is permitted. See http://www.wassenaar.org/ for more information.

The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric algorithms. The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object code and source code.

The following provides more details on the included cryptographic software:

The functionality of OpenSSL http://www.openssl.org/ is utilized in parts of the software.

Fuzzing

FLAGS

export CC=clang
export CXX=clang++
export CFLAGS="-O1 -fno-omit-frame-pointer -gline-tables-only -DFUZZING_BUILD_MODE_UNSAFE_FOR_PRODUCTION -fsanitize=address -fsanitize-address-use-after-scope -fsanitize=fuzzer-no-link"
export CXXFLAGS="-O1 -fno-omit-frame-pointer -gline-tables-only -DFUZZING_BUILD_MODE_UNSAFE_FOR_PRODUCTION -fsanitize=address -fsanitize-address-use-after-scope -fsanitize=fuzzer-no-link"
export LIB_FUZZING_ENGINE=-fsanitize=fuzzer

Compile

cmake -B build -DENABLE_POSIX_CAP=OFF -DENABLE_FUZZING=ON -DYAML_BUILD_SHARED_LIBS=OFF
cmake --build build

ADDITIONAL INFO