SSL session cache

Igor Sysoev is at
Wed Jul 22 13:09:22 MSD 2009

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:27:40AM +0200, Daniel Schlenzig wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm currently in the process of evaluating nginx as an alternative for a 
> apache setup. With apache I am using the SSL session caching based on 
> distcache with memcached as backend interface. In nginx I have not  found 
> anything comparable. Well, there exists SSL session caching but only on a 
> worker/process basis.
> Are there any patches to support a "cluster" wide - i.e. with several 
> servers - caching of the SSL session data?

nginx supports SSL session cache shared between workers:

     ssl_session_cache    shared:SSL:10m;

However, with nginx you may use long keep-alive connections and less number
of hosts as compared to Apache setup.

Igor Sysoev

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