LKBEN11452: How to test a HAProxy configuration file.


You need to check your configuration file because your daemon does not start.


Might come from a simple typo.


To test your haproxy configuration you can use the following command:

/usr/sbin/haproxy -c -V -f /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg

If you do not know the exact path to haproxy you can use the "which" command.

which haproxy


Usage and more parameters of haproxy can be found with haproxy --help.

Usage : haproxy [-f <cfgfile|cfgdir>]* [ -vdVD ] [ -n <maxconn> ] [ -N <maxpconn> ]
        [ -p <pidfile> ] [ -m <max megs> ] [ -C <dir> ] [-- <cfgfile>*]
        -v displays version ; -vv shows known build options.
        -d enters debug mode ; -db only disables background mode.
        -dM[<byte>] poisons memory with <byte> (defaults to 0x50)
        -V enters verbose mode (disables quiet mode)
        -D goes daemon ; -C changes to <dir> before loading files.
        -W master-worker mode.
        -Ws master-worker mode with systemd notify support.
        -q quiet mode : don't display messages
        -c check mode : only check config files and exit
        -n sets the maximum total # of connections (uses ulimit -n)
        -m limits the usable amount of memory (in MB)
        -N sets the default, per-proxy maximum # of connections (0)
        -L set local peer name (default to hostname)
        -p writes pids of all children to this file
        -de disables epoll() usage even when available
        -dp disables poll() usage even when available
        -dS disables splice usage (broken on old kernels)
        -dG disables getaddrinfo() usage
        -dR disables SO_REUSEPORT usage
        -dr ignores server address resolution failures
        -dV disables SSL verify on servers side
        -sf/-st [pid ]* finishes/terminates old pids.
        -x <unix_socket> get listening sockets from a unix socket
        -S <bind>[,<bind options>...] new master CLI



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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

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