Using nginx as a HLS reverse proxy with Envoy?

Šimon Tóth happy.cerberus at
Wed Jul 14 06:44:06 UTC 2021

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 8:15 AM Reinis Rozitis <r at> wrote:

> > How? The presentation does not cover that.
> You shouldn't stick to a single youtube video.

This is the only video that I found that covers HLS. I also read the module

> And it can't be a simple HTTP
> It is.
> Even the name HLS stands for "HTTP Live Streaming".
> > , because as you said yourself, with HLS I would just end up with a
> cached playlist and bunch of useless VOD chunks that I don't want to ever
> serve.
> As with http objects to cache or not to cache is something the server can
> specify (like no-cache headers (add_header 'Cache-Control' 'no-cache'; [1])
> etc) and it's on player/client side to honour those.

OK, if I have an HLS stream with caching turned off, will nginx do the
correct thing? That is, serve the same stream (+/- couple of RTT) to each
user and not cause interruptions of the stream when the chunks roll over?
Because I don't see how that is possible if it is treated as simple HTTP.
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