Is it possible to monitor the fair proxy balancer?

Almir Karic almir at
Sun Jun 29 00:31:21 MSD 2008

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 09:54:06PM +0200, Grzegorz Nosek wrote:
> The question wasn't really caused by the perceived impossibility of the
> task :) A status page is certainly simple enough (i.e. fits in the nginx
> model somewhat), though it has the disadvantage that you have to poll it
> periodically. I don't think that a dedicated socket for querying
> backends is a good design for nginx, so I'd like to gather ideas about
> how to notify the outside world. A log message? Sending a signal
> somewhere? An SNMP trap? Every way has its advantages and disadvantages,
> so I'd like to pick the one that sucks the least.

i don't know anything about nginx internals, but i'd imagine the
possible way is a control socket through which the controlling program
connects to nginx (it can be used as two way communication).

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