Proxy pass, upstream and http/1.0

Cliff Wells cliff at
Thu Jul 30 02:23:34 MSD 2009

On Wed, 2009-07-29 at 17:50 -0400, komone wrote:
> Hi,
> It is correct that Nginx can/will only establish a 1.0 connection to
> an upstream application server? 


> I can't see a way to make the proxy-pass honor 1.1 protocol. Am I
> looking in the wrong place in the docs or am I missing something
> fundamental? Is the use of proxy-pass and upstream the wrong approach
> to front-ending a web app server?

Is there a reason you need HTTP/1.1 to the backend?   Most web apps
should work with either.



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