Questions about fair_upstream module

Sergey A. Osokin osa at
Wed Mar 14 11:18:16 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 11:18:09AM +0100, Davide D'Amico wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm actually serving pages using nginx-1.0.13 on fbsd-8.2 amd64 with 3  
> backends (fbsd-8.2 amd64 with apache-2.2.22) and I'm using the default rr  
> upstream algorithm.
> I am trying to switch to an algorithm different from rr, and I am thinking  
> to the fair upstream module.
> Well, the homepage of the project seems quite old (and so it's ticketing  
> system: and that's not a good  
> starting point :)
> Anyway, "googling" around searching for tips and use cases, I found:
> that seems a very old post.
> Does anyone use fair-upstream module in production? Any hints or tips  
> before trying it?
> Differences between fair-module and haproxy?

Just the note: nginx with nginx_upstream_fair module version 20090923
(i.e. dated material) available from FreeBSD ports tree.

haproxy is the different product, the proxy server.

Sergey A. Osokin
osa at
osa at

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