Rate limiting intervals

Valentin V. Bartenev vbart at nginx.com
Sat Jan 18 00:00:17 UTC 2014

On Friday 17 January 2014 18:26:09 PieterVI wrote:
> Hi Valentin,
> I know that 100r/s is equal to 1 request per 10 milliseconds.
> If you specifiy 100r/s nginx will send 100 requests within the first
> milliseconds of a certain second.

Yes, but only if you have set burst=100.

There is no second/minute granularity in limit_req module.  It's just a 

If you set 100r/s with zero burst, then every request received in less
than 10 milliseconds after the previous permitted one will be declined.

  wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

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