client keep alive support under HTTP/1.0

Valentin V. Bartenev ne at
Sun Mar 4 13:44:32 UTC 2012

On Saturday 03 March 2012 02:04:00 dbanks wrote:
> Hi,
> We're working on a server-to-server integration effort, using nginx as
> our front end.  The guys on the other side are using ab (ApacheBench) to
> perform initial testing.  ApacheBench includes a switch to turn on
> keepalive request support, but it only sends HTTP/1.0 requests.

I don't recommend to use it. "ab" is slow and buggy.

> Our research on keepalives using HTTP/1.0 is inconclusive.  Some
> resources (
> state that it is loosely supported, while other sources don't make that
> claim.
> Question:  Is it possible to enable support for keep-alive connections
> using HTTP/1.0?

NGINX supports it by default. If you need to disable it,
then set: keepalive_timeout 0; 

 wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

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