Nginx receiving bytes from Amazon ELB (Performance Issue)

Nicholas Sherlock n.sherlock at
Thu May 8 02:47:47 UTC 2014

On 8 May 2014 06:05, rodrigo.aiello <nginx-forum at> wrote:

> Nginx is receiving the bytes and then
> delivering. I wonder if anyone has gone through this problem and found a
> better solution.

Indeed, Nginx reads the whole response from the backend before a single
byte is sent to the client. That can add latency if your response is very
large. This is controlled by the proxy_buffering setting, so try setting it
to "no":

Nicholas Sherlock
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