Tag: Proxy server

Feb 28

How to: Use NginX as a Forward Proxy server

How to: Use NginX as a Forward Proxy server Generally people use NginX as a Reverse Proxy server, which is what it was designed for. However, after working with NginX for sometime now, I realized conceptually a proxy server could work both ways, right? The thought is an interesting one but its market might be …

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Feb 12

Changes with NginX 1.5.9

Changes with NginX 1.5.9 Below are the list of changes from the 1.5.8 release of NginX to version 1.5.9. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES   Changes with nginx 1.5.9 22 Jan 2014 *) Change: now nginx expects escaped URIs in “X-Accel-Redirect” headers. *) Feature: the “ssl_buffer_size” directive. *) Feature: the “limit_rate” directive …

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Dec 21

Resolve: Upstream sent too big header while reading response header from upstream when using NginX PHP FPM

Resolve: Upstream sent too big header while reading response header from upstream when using NginX PHP FPM When working with NginX you will be using an upstream PHP FPM server. Because of the way NginX works it will treat this upstream server as a proxy server which you will use to server PHP requests. One …

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Dec 21

How to: Measure your NginX Cache Performance using $upstream_cache_status in a custom Cache log

How to: Measure your NginX Cache Performance using $upstream_cache_status in a custom Cache log One of the great features of NginX is it’s ability to cache content from a number of sources including but not limited to a proxy server or a fast cgi server. But in order to understand truly how well your cache …

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Dec 21

Changes with NginX 1.5.6

Changes with NginX 1.5.6 Below are the list of changes from the initial release of NginX to mainline version 1.5.6. This is provided as reference only and was obtained from: http://nginx.org/en/CHANGES Changes with nginx 1.5.6 01 Oct 2013 *) Feature: the “fastcgi_buffering” directive. *) Feature: the “proxy_ssl_protocols” and “proxy_ssl_ciphers” directives. Thanks to Piotr Sikora. *) Feature: …

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Mar 31

How to: Setup your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc) to use a proxy server for its internet connection

How to: Setup your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc) to use a proxy server for its internet connection If you are working inside a corporate network you might need to use a proxy server in order to successfully connect to the internet. Proxy servers have several advantages, as the resolution of the web address takes place at …

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