Nginx Listen directive with reuseport; SO_REUSEPORT

Lucas Rolff lucas at
Mon Oct 23 19:56:51 UTC 2017

What’s high traffic? At a previous employer we used it across the infrastructure, and I’d say it’s fairly high traffic (100s of gigabit of traffic).

On 23/10/2017, 21.15, "nginx on behalf of c0nw0nk" <nginx-bounces at on behalf of nginx-forum at> wrote:

    So on each server you can add to your listen directive.
    listen 8181 default bind reuseport;
    Cloudflare use it and posted in on their blog and github here (benchmark
    stats included)
    GitHub :
    Cloudflare Blog :
    I question if it is ideal in a production high traffic enviorment if using
    "reuseport" will be beneficial or it is best to just leave it out as it is
    by default anyway.
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