NGINX limit_req tornado web problems

Antonio Pintus pintux at
Wed Jul 13 14:02:20 MSD 2011

Hi all,

I'm trying to use the NGINX limit_req for my app APIs which has 1 NGINX 
+ 4 app. server frontends.

My conf is like the following:

limit_req_zone  $binary_remote_addr  zone=data_zone:10m   rate=2r/s;



location ^~ /data/new/ {
             limit_req   zone=data_zone burst=5 nodelay;

But it doesn't work, in fact I'm able to call my API /data/new several 
times per second with success...and it isn't a good thing :)
Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.




Antonio Pintus

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CRS4, Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia

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