upstream keepalive: call for testing

Brian Pane brianp at
Thu Jul 28 04:12:09 UTC 2011

On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at> wrote:

> Keepalive connections are mostly beneficial if response costs are
> comparable with connection establishment costs (i.e. over
> high-latency links or with really fast backends).

There's an additional benefit for high-traffic reverse proxy installations
(for example, sites that use nginx as a load balancer) : with keepalive
connections, there's less risk of running out of ephemeral port numbers - or
less need to decrease the TIME_WAIT interval to free up ephemeral port
numbers faster.

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