difference between timeout/proxy_timeout

Mansoor Peerbhoy mansoor at zimbra.com
Mon Sep 8 13:35:58 MSD 2008

Thanks Igor ! 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Igor Sysoev" <is at rambler-co.ru> 
To: nginx at sysoev.ru 
Sent: Monday, September 8, 2008 1:40:51 PM GMT +05:30 Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi 
Subject: Re: difference between timeout/proxy_timeout 

On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 12:28:42AM -0700, Mansoor Peerbhoy wrote: 

> what's the difference between timeout and proxy_timeout directives for mail ? 
> from the documentation, what i can tell is that timeout is the inactivity timer between downstream client and nginx 
> whereas proxy_timeout is the inactivity timer between nginx and upstream server 
> what about when the proxy connection is established (i.e. route lookup has taken place and the user has logged in) ? 
> which timer of these two is in force then ? 

After proxy connection is established, nginx uses proxy_timeout between 
nginx and upstream only. There is no timeout settings between client 
and nginx at all. 

Igor Sysoev 

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