How to log the number of bytes sent over a websocket?

Fabrice Triboix ftriboix at
Mon Jun 25 12:32:52 UTC 2018

Thanks a lot for the suggestion. Mine is 1.4.6, which is quite old 
indeed. I will try again with the latest version.

On 25/06/18 13:04, Sergey Kandaurov wrote:
>> On 22 Jun 2018, at 16:38, Fabrice Triboix <ftriboix at> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am using nginx as a websocket reverse-proxy (this is working fine BTW). I would like to log the number of bytes sent (and ideally also received) over a websocket. If I use `$body_bytes_sent` in `log_format`, the entry in the access_log is always 0. As far as I can tell, a lot of data went through the websocket, so clearly `$body_bytes_sent` does not include data sent over a websocket.
>> [..]
> Make sure to run a recent enough version of nginx, at least 1.7.11.

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