HttpLimitReqModule should return 429 not 503

justink101 nginx-forum at
Mon Mar 3 20:52:56 UTC 2014

Can we get a flag in HttpLimitReqModule to return a http status code 429 Too
Many Requests instead of 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable since this is a
more accurate status code? I know that 429 is not officially defined, but it
is a defacto-standard.

Perhaps something like:

     limit_req_exceeded 429;

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