Nginx health checks

Aleksandar Lazic al-nginx at
Wed Jun 11 22:58:15 MSD 2008

On Mit 11.06.2008 11:46, mike wrote:
>On 6/11/08, Barry Abrahamson <barry at> wrote:
>>        ??? Big one for us; a backend can instruct Perlbal to fetch the user's
>> data from a completely separate server and port and URL, 100% transparent to
>> the user
>>        ??? Can actually give Perlbal a list of URLs to try. Perlbal will find
>> one that's alive. Again, the end user sees no redirects happening.
>I believe based on nginx's proxy-everything approach, this can work. I
>was looking into it for MogileFS (so there's no app-level interaction
>required, purely nginx <-> MogileFS based on the request URI)
>I think it can do reproxy on the fly, but I am not sure 100%, I never
>got that far but I am sure I saw examples. This would be huge if we
>could get that into nginx for sure, then I could use MogileFS without
>having to dip into PHP/perl/whatever to hit the trackers, nginx could
>handle it and completely offload the need to talk to PHP for the
>binaries/whatever is stored in Mogile...

I'am quite instrested into expirience with mogilefs and nginx ;-), do
you need help?


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