Proxy Protocol

This listener filter adds support for HAProxy Proxy Protocol.

In this mode, the downstream connection is assumed to come from a proxy which places the original coordinates (IP, PORT) into a connection-string. Envoy then extracts these and uses them as the remote address.

In Proxy Protocol v2 there exists the concept of extensions (TLV) tags that are optional. If the type of the TLV is added to the filter’s configuration, the TLV will be emitted as dynamic metadata with user-specified key.

This implementation supports both version 1 and version 2, it automatically determines on a per-connection basis which of the two versions is present. Note: if the filter is enabled, the Proxy Protocol must be present on the connection (either version 1 or version 2), the standard does not allow parsing to determine if it is present or not.

If there is a protocol error or an unsupported address family (e.g. AF_UNIX) the connection will be closed and an error thrown.

  • This filter should be configured with the type URL

  • v3 API reference


This filter emits the following statistics:






Total proxy protocol errors