How often ssl_stapling_file picks up an updated file?

nanochelandro nginx-forum at
Sun Apr 5 13:25:37 UTC 2015

Hey all.
Before I file a bugreport I'd like to consult with community to make sure
whether I get the whole thing right.

I use ssl_stapling_file and update that file daily.
Today I discovered that one of my SSL websites returns outdated OCSP
response, not the one which is in the OCSP stapling file:

> openssl s_client -connect xxxx:443 -tls1  -tlsextdebug  -status
    Cert Status: good
    This Update: Mar 26 06:05:34 2015 GMT
    Next Update: Mar 28 06:05:34 2015 GMT

Today is April 5. I checked OCSP file, it's fresh (April 4), has correct
permissions, readable by nginx, etc.
Then I reloaded nginx (HUP) and boom:

> openssl s_client -connect xxxx:443 -tls1  -tlsextdebug  -status
    Cert Status: good
    This Update: Apr  4 04:19:53 2015 GMT
    Next Update: Apr  6 04:19:53 2015 GMT

I run a dozen of SSL websites with ssl_stapling_file but never had to HUP
nginx to pick up an updated file (or at least I never noticed the issue
(even in FireFox which is very picky regarding OCSP)).

Is that a bug (1.7.11) or did I do it wrong all the time? :)


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