Websockets - recommended settings question

Maxim Dounin mdounin at mdounin.ru
Tue Sep 13 13:01:11 UTC 2016


On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 04:29:21PM +1200, Cain wrote:

> In the nginx documentation (https://www.nginx.com/blog/websocket-nginx), it
> is recommended to set the 'Connection' header to 'close' (if there is no
> upgrade header) - from my understanding, this disables keep alive from
> nginx to the upstream - is there a reason for this?
> Additionally, is keep alive the default behaviour when connecting to
> upstreams?

"Connection: close" is the default, unless you've explicitly 
configured keepalive and set it to an empty value, see docs here:


Maxim Dounin

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