Retry for external https service

Hi,

I’m evaluating Linkerd and have a question regarding retries. My service makes calls to external service that is outside the cluster using REST API via HTTPS. Is it possible to configure retries for calls to the external service?

Thanks,
Anton

@kievbug, You should be able to accomplish those retries using an ExternalName service with [ServiceProfiles](https://linkerd.io/2/tasks/setting-up-service-profiles/)

I haven’t tried this myself, so can’t confirm 100%

Well ExternalName service is just a DNS CNAME, while it may work for some services, it doesn’t work for https services (cert is not valid) as well as services that rely on the host name.

Anton

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