OK nginx is cool

April 25, 2007 - by jason

For the simple reason that it’s the only static web server I’ve seen that supports Solaris’s Event Ports

events {
worker_connections  1024;
use eventport;
}

I’m cutting over the ton of static servers we have to it.

If you’re interested in a x86/64 build for Solaris

http://assets1.joyent.com/opt-nginx-amd64-build.tgz
http://assets1.joyent.com/opt-pcre7-amd64-build.tgz

Just drop it in place

$ ln -s /opt/pcre-7.0 /opt/pcre
$ ls -l /opt/
nginx/
pcre -> /opt/pcre-7.0/
pcre-7.0/

There’s an dot.xml file in /opt/nginx that you can use for SMF.

(note there’s currently some issues in the eventports implementation, so leave it commented out for now and nginx will use dev/poll)

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