Confused between proxy_socket_keepalive & (upstream) keepalive?

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Confused between proxy_socket_keepalive & (upstream) keepalive?

J.R.
For my setup I use the 'upstream' directive, and in that module there
is the 'keepalive' syntax:

https://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_upstream_module.html#keepalive

I just noticed today in the proxy module there is the
'proxy_socket_keepalive' syntax:

http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_proxy_module.html#proxy_socket_keepalive

I'm a little confused... The upstream you set the # of keepalive
connections you want. The proxy module is just an on/off...
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Re: Confused between proxy_socket_keepalive & (upstream) keepalive?

Maxim Dounin
Hello!

On Mon, Apr 06, 2020 at 09:55:44AM -0500, J.R. wrote:

> For my setup I use the 'upstream' directive, and in that module there
> is the 'keepalive' syntax:
>
> https://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_upstream_module.html#keepalive
>
> I just noticed today in the proxy module there is the
> 'proxy_socket_keepalive' syntax:
>
> http://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_proxy_module.html#proxy_socket_keepalive
>
> I'm a little confused... The upstream you set the # of keepalive
> connections you want. The proxy module is just an on/off...

The "proxy_socket_keepalive" directive is to set the SO_KEEPALIVE
socket option, which is to detect broken connections by sending
TCP keepalive probes periodically.  It is may make sense to turn
this on in complex setups if there are upstream connections which
does not transfer anything for a long time (for example, when
proxying WebSockets with large timeouts).  For client-side
connections, the same option can be set using the "so_keepalive"
parameter of the "listen" directive.

While the name is somewhat similar, it is unrelated to keeping
connections alive between requests.

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Maxim Dounin
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