documentation of $slow variable

Igor Sysoev is at
Mon Oct 12 22:07:02 MSD 2009

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 04:27:56PM +0000, William Dode wrote:

> Hi,
> Where can i find the documentation about the $slow variable ? I see it 
> in lot of example, but cannot find the description...
> I search for a way to don't pass through proxy if the load of the system 
> is high. Instead, i want to give a page "please come back later"

You saw probably a variable, created by the geo directive:

    geo  $slow  {
        default          1;   0;

You may call this variable what you will.

Igor Sysoev

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