I have a simple question that I have not been to find in the HAProxy “Getting Started” and “Configuration Manual” docs or by searching the web. The question I have regards the syntax of the frontend statement. I have seen a few examples online similar to the following:
frontend http bind :80
And other examples like this:
frontend https-in *:443 mode tcp bind *:8443
What is the effect of having the address:port in the frontend definition? I am sure that I am just missing the obvious, but I can not find the syntax definition for the frontend statement anywhere. I would appreciate it if someone could recommend good references for learning the basics of HAProxy configuration.