Alexandr Gomoliako zzz at
Wed Mar 14 21:41:34 UTC 2012

> I'm new to nginx and have a question about the proxy_buffering feature.

> Our topology is very easy:
> Just nginx - No apache behind it.
> Our site gets the content (text,pictures,videos) of different sites via
> php and serves it to the client.

> My question is:
> Do we need the proxy_buffering? Could we turn it off without performance
> issues?

You do need it. Otherwise any slow client will block an entire php
process for a long time.

> I really don't understand this feature, maybe someone could explain it
> for me. :-)

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