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New Features


New Features

  • HTTP/2 Server Push support added - requires a plugin and calling an API, there is an example plugin

  • HTTP/2 is enabled by default
  • IPv6 enabled by default
  • The gzip plugin now supports compression using the Brotli algorithm.

  • Remap configuration reloads are now done on the task thread pool, instead of potentially blocking a worker thread.
  • We should now properly build with OpenSSL v1.1 and LibreSSL.
  • Multiple client certificates can now be configured and used.
  • The new test framework, based on autest, is now part of the main distribution. The CI runs this on every Github PR as well.


Future Deprecated Features

  • A couple of header_rewrite operators are marked as deprecated now, and will be removed in 8.0.0. This includes

New Configuration Options

New Metrics

  • A slew of parent related metrics were added, they are all prefixed proxy.process.http.strict_uri_parsing
  • proxy.config.hostdb.max_size
  • proxy.config.hostdb.partitions
  • proxy.config.hostdb.max_count


  • total_paren.

New Promoted (stable) Plugins

  • None



  • AuthProxy - Delegates the authorization decision of a request to an external HTTP service.
  • Background Fetch - Proactively fetch content from Origin in a way that it will fill the object into cache. 
  • ESI - Implements the Edge Side Includes (ESI) specification.
  • Generator - Generate arbitrary response data for testing/benchmarking.
  • Regex Revalidate - Configurable rules for forcing cache object revalidations using regular expressions.
  • AWS S3 Authentication - Support for Amazon S3 authentication features.
  • XDebug - Allows HTTP clients to debug the operation of the Traffic Server cache using the X-Debug header.


New Plugins (in experimental)


Plugins (in experimental)

  • money_trace

New build (configure) options