traffic between proxy and backend

mike mike503 at
Tue Jul 1 22:29:02 MSD 2008

yeah, and switch out apache as the backend and use nginx.

who needs apache anymore anyway? :)

On 7/1/08, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at> wrote:
> Hello!
> On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 09:59:27AM +0200, Bartlomiej Syryjczyk wrote:
> > I'm using nginx as proxy (only) and Apache as backend.
> > {Internet} -A- [nginx] -B- [Apache]
> > Is the traffic between Internet and nginx (A) should be the same as
> > between nginx and Apache (B)?
> > When I count the traffic with FreeBSD's ipfw I've got strange results.
> >
> No, it shouldn't, at least if gzip is enabled in nginx.  Internet traffic
> expected to be lower (since traffic from nginx to clients is gzipped if
> possible, while traffic from apache to nginx isn't).
> Additionally, client aborts also lowers internet traffic.
> Maxim Dounin

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