Upstream Read Timeout Upon Backend Server Offline

mex nginx-forum at
Mon May 6 18:41:27 UTC 2013

if you REJECT from iptables you tell the client immediatly that the
service/port is not available, otherwise you run into timeouts, yes.
i'm not quite sure, but max_fails=3  x fail_timeout=30s == 90 seconds, until
your nginx fails over to the other



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