Questions about fair_upstream module

Davide D'Amico davide.damico at
Wed Mar 14 13:50:36 UTC 2012

In data 14 marzo 2012 alle ore 13:00:00, <nginx-request at> ha  

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> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:18:16 +0400
> From: "Sergey A. Osokin" <osa at>
> To: nginx at
> Subject: Re: Questions about fair_upstream module
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> 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.

So if I wish to use upstream_fair I have to compile it? Or newer versions  
of upstream_fair don't compile on fbsd-8?

> haproxy is the different product, the proxy server.

Yes, and I don't want to install other two server carp'ed in a chain to  
use haproxy :(


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