nginx Connections

Aziz Rozyev arozyev at
Thu Mar 15 07:21:26 UTC 2018

check the limit_req_module,

our beloved and hugely useful search engines gave this:

it’s not possible to manipulate limits with cli though.


> On 15 Mar 2018, at 09:52, Manali <nginx-forum at> wrote:
> I want to limit the connections used by nginx using CLI.
> I know that we can set worker connections to different values in nginx conf
> file. But no of worker connections will include not only the connections to
> the host. It also includes proxy connections too.
> If I want to give user flexibility to limit the connections, user will not
> know about proxy connections.
> Is there any flexibility in nginx source code to know whether the connection
> established by nginx is to the proxy server or host connections ?
> Can you please help me with this ?
> Let me know if more information is needed.
> Posted at Nginx Forum:,279052,279052#msg-279052
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