custom logic after connection is closed

nemster nginx-forum at
Mon Nov 14 12:55:39 UTC 2016

Hi Maxim,

Maxim Dounin Wrote:
> Hello!
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 05:08:33AM -0500, nemster wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Is it possible to write a plugin that does some additional stuff
> after a TLS
> > (http/1.1, http/2.0) TCP connection. 
> > I would want to keep some extra struct for each TLS connection and
> > manipulated it with every request, then once the TLS (or TCP)
> connection
> > closes i would want to do some processing and cleanup.
> You can install a pool cleanup handler on a connection pool.  Grep 
> sources for ngx_pool_cleanup_add() for usage examples.

looks like a good candidate, however from what i understand in
ngx_http_close_connection that is kicked of in the end when ngx_destroy_pool
is called.
however the TLS session is deleted after that. ideally i would want access
to TLS Parameters such as TLS Session Cookie and the crypto params.

I could log them maybe at session start and then finalize only in the pool
cleanup handler, but that would basically double that data in memory for no

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