Class ThreadLimitHandler

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Handler, HandlerContainer, Container, Destroyable, Dumpable, Dumpable.DumpableContainer, LifeCycle

    public class ThreadLimitHandler
    extends HandlerWrapper
    The Eclipse Jetty and Apache Felix Http Jetty packages are no longer supported.

    Handler to limit the threads per IP address for DOS protection

    The ThreadLimitHandler applies a limit to the number of Threads that can be used simultaneously per remote IP address.

    The handler makes a determination of the remote IP separately to any that may be made by the ForwardedRequestCustomizer or similar:

    • This handler will use either only a single style of forwarded header. This is on the assumption that a trusted local proxy will produce only a single forwarded header and that any additional headers are likely from untrusted client side proxies.
    • If multiple instances of a forwarded header are provided, this handler will use the right-most instance, which will have been set from the trusted local proxy
    Requests in excess of the limit will be asynchronously suspended until a thread is available.

    This is a simpler alternative to DosFilter