Google dumps SPDY in favour of HTTP/2, any plans for nginx?

Rainer Duffner rainer at
Tue Mar 17 22:37:14 UTC 2015

> Am 17.03.2015 um 23:32 schrieb Valentin V. Bartenev <vbart at>:
> On Tuesday 17 March 2015 09:49:04 alexandru.eftimie wrote:
>> Will there be support for http/2 for upstream connections? I can't seem to
>> find anything about this online ( either SPDY or HTTP/2 for upstream
>> connections )
> The problems that SPDY (and HTTP/2) is trying to solve usually do not
> exist in upstream connections, or can be solved more effectively using
> other methods already presented in nginx (e.g. keepalive cache).
> Could you provide any real use case for HTTP/2 in this scenario?

My guess would be if your upstream is actually a „real“ internet-server (that happens to do http/2).

Somebody trying to build the next „CloudFlare/Akamai/WhateverCDN“?

Is a world possible/imaginable that only does http/2?


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