Streaming responses to the client

Igor Sysoev is at
Fri Apr 20 13:34:43 MSD 2007

On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 01:21:31AM -0400, Paul Dlug wrote:

> Perhaps there's an obvious answer to this question but it doesn't seem
> to be documented anywhere...
> I have nginx running as a reverse proxy for a web application serving
> several large pages. Without nginx the page incrementally loads in the
> browser (streaming response) so the user is able to view it as it
> loads. Behind nginx the it hesitates and loads in one chunk. This
> indicates that nginx is reading the response from the backend and then
> serving it rather than streaming it to the client as it loads.
> Is there anyway to get nginx to stream responses? To compare, Perlbal
> has this behavior implemented and the difference in the perceived
> speed when a large page loads is significant. If nginx can stream
> responses I assume it would be possible to turn off buffering to a
> file completely.

proxy_buffering off;

Igor Sysoev

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