How to retrieve HTTP header from Apache in nginx?

Aleksandar Lazic al-nginx at
Sat Sep 13 22:11:01 MSD 2008

Hi Alex,

On Fre 12.09.2008 11:16, Alex Man wrote:
> Hi Aleks,
> Thanks for your response.
> The reason I'm using nginx instead of other load balancers such as
> HAProxy and Pound is that they don't support (I believe) the fair
> balancing algorithm provided by the Fair Proxy Balancer
> ( module of
> nginx. I would like the load balancer to send request to the
> least-busy ZEO client.


haproxy can at the moment only:

roundrobin, leastconn, source IP address, uri, url_param and appsession

the least-busy is pland but a eta is not available.

> I'm using Apache because I'm also using
> <>Shibboleth for authentication and I
> believe the Shibboleth module can only be loaded in Apache.
> So, should I still be using nginx for the reason I listed above?
> Thanks a lot!

I think yes.



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