Tag Archive: Proxying and Filtering

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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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 14

Custom NginX Distribution

Custom NginX Distribution I created a custom NginX distribution to address the need of NginX with the purge cache plugin in newer Ubuntu versions. The source can be obtained from Github: https://github.com/JCBauza/NginX/ and the PPA for your system at: https://launchpad.net/~cloudingenium/+archive/nginx-mainline. Stable vs Mainline There are two PPAs available: One for the Stable releases and one for the Mainline releases. In a post to …

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