August 10, 2012 07:38AM
Hello all,

i'm new to nginx and first of all i have to say it's a great piece of

I need some more detailed Information about nginx behaviour regarding
HttpUpstreamModule and I hope you can give me some hints and links where
i can learn more about it.
I set up nginx/1.2.2 as reverse proxy in front of a bunch of apache
server(*) which are located in different housing locations.

Now I have some questions and I can't find any docs or wiki pages with
detailed answers.

- how does nginx detect if one ore more upstream servers has diappeared?
- what kind of mechanism does nginx use? icmp or something else?
- how often does nginx request the status of upstream servers?

- how can I monitor the status of upstream server seen by nginx (I
monitor the status of running apache prcesses on the upstream server

It's a is really simple setup atm and I have not activated any other module:

upstream frontend {
server frontend1:80 weight=100 max_fails=2 fail_timeout=10s;
server frontend2:80 weight=100 max_fails=2 fail_timeout=10s;
server frontend3:80 weight=100 max_fails=2 fail_timeout=10s;
server frontend4:80 weight=100 max_fails=2 fail_timeout=10s;
server frontend5:80 weight=100 max_fails=2 fail_timeout=10s;

location / {
proxy_next_upstream http_502 http_503 error;
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
proxy_pass http://frontend/;
proxy_redirect default;

I googled around and found this thread,108477 but got no answer.

Any help is appreciated

Regards, Axel

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Subject Author Posted

HttpUpstreamModule: Need more detailed Information

Axel August 10, 2012 07:38AM

Re: HttpUpstreamModule: Need more detailed Information

Maxim Dounin August 10, 2012 09:46AM

Re: HttpUpstreamModule: Need more detailed Information

Axel August 13, 2012 02:26AM

Re: HttpUpstreamModule: Need more detailed Information

姚伟斌 August 12, 2012 10:44PM

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