1. Modify configuration

On Global Config page, you can deploy the default configurations of gateway nodes.

Click General, main categories are listed on the right side of General page. Click one category to quickly enter the setting options section.

Categories now include: Worker, SSL, Proxy, Client Request, File Buffer, Log, DNS, Gzip, Port, and Others.

Worker connections

For example, Worker connections can be used to control the maximum default connections for each work process.

Change the number to 10777 and click the Save button on the right side.

If saved successfully, the change will be automatically synchronized to all gateway nodes in the corresponding partition.


For SSL ciphers and SSL protocols , four default options are provided.

  • Modern: Suitable for modern client sides.

  • Intermediate: Intermediate version, the default recommended option.

  • Old: Suitable for old client sides.

  • Custom: Customize when the above three default options fail to meet your needs.


In the Proxy category, various proxy-related configuration options can be set, including Proxy Cache Zone, Proxy Buffer, Proxy Temporary Path, etc.

  • Use stale proxy cache: Allows a stale cache to respond if no proxied server can handle the request.
  • Proxy Cache Zone: If there are multiple disks available, setting up multiple Proxy Cache Zones can improve performance by distributing the cache to different physical disks.
  • Proxy Temporary Path: Custom path for storing temporary files returned by the proxied server.
  • Intercept the origin site's error pages: Determines whether OpenResty Edge intercepts and handles error pages with status codes >=300. This option is not enabled by default.
  • Proxy buffer size: Sets the buffer size for reading the first part of the response received from the proxied server.
  • Proxy buffers: Sets the number and size of the buffers used to read responses from the proxied server for a single connection. If the complete response cannot be cached, it may be written to temporary files.
  • Proxy busy buffers size: Limits the total size of the buffers that may be busy sending responses to the client before the response has been fully read.
  • Proxy temporary file write size: Limits the size of each individual write to the temporary file.
  • Proxy connect timeout: Sets the timeout for establishing a connection with the proxied server. This timeout usually cannot exceed 75 seconds.
  • Proxy reading timeout: Sets the timeout for reading the response from the proxied server. The timeout is set between two consecutive read operations, rather than for the entire transmission of the response.
  • Proxy sending timeout: Sets the timeout for transmitting the request to the proxied server. The timeout is set between two consecutive write operations, rather than for the entire transmission of the request.
  • Proxy ignore client abort: Determines whether the connection with the proxied server should be closed when the client closes the connection without waiting for a response.
    • Without this configuration enabled, if the client closes the connection early, the connection between the Edge Node and the proxied server is also closed. This makes it impossible to reuse the long connection between the Edge Node and the proxied server.
  • Proxy cache revalidate: Enables the revalidation of expired cached content for conditional requests with “If-Modified-Since” and “If-None-Match” headers.

HTTP client request

HTTP client request configuration items:

  1. Client body temporary path

    Defines a directory for storing temporary files holding client request bodies.

    Default: /usr/local/oredge-node/client_body_temp/

  2. Reading client request body timeout

    This configuration item defines the timeout for reading the client request body. The timeout is only for the period between two consecutive read operations, not for the entire request body transmission time. If the client does not transmit anything during this time, the request will be terminated with a 408 (request timeout) error.

    In general, the default timeout of 60 seconds is sufficient. If you wish to reduce the timeout to defend against attacks, you can modify this configuration item. You can also extend this timeout if you need to use a longer timeout in some cases.

    Default: 60 Secs

  3. Reading client request header timeout

    Defines a timeout for reading the client request header. If a client does not transmit the entire header within this time, the request is terminated with the 408 (Request Time-out) error.

    Default: 60 Secs

  4. Maximum request body size

    Sets the maximum allowed size of the client request body. If the size of a request exceeds the configured value, the 413 (Request Entity Too Large) error is returned to the client. Please be aware that browsers cannot correctly display this error. Setting the size to 0 disables checking of client request body size.

    Default: 1 MByte

  5. Request header buffer size

    Sets buffer size for reading client request header. For most requests, a buffer of 1K bytes is enough. However, if a request includes long cookies, or comes from a WAP client, it may not fit into 1K.

    Default: 1 KByte

  6. Maximum request body buffer size

    Sets buffer size for reading client request body. In case the request body is larger than the buffer, the whole body or only its part is written to a temporary file. By default, the buffer size is equal to two memory pages.

    Default: 8 KByte

  7. Keep-alive timeout

    The first parameter sets a timeout during which a keep-alive client connection will stay open on the server side. The zero value disables keep-alive client connections.

    Default: 75 Secs

  8. Send timeout

    Sets a timeout for transmitting a response to the client. The timeout is set only between two successive write operations, not for the transmission of the whole response. If the client does not receive anything within this time, the connection is closed.

    Default: 60 Secs

  9. Trusted hosts to set real IP

    Use the Real IP header to modify the source IP only when the client IP of the TCP connection is in this list of trusted addresses.

    Default: -

  10. Real IP header

    The HTTP header name which to fetch the Real IP from.

    Default: X-Forwarded-For

  11. X-Forwarded-For

    Change the Real IP header name from the default X-Forward-For to the specified name.

    Default: X-Forwarded-For

  12. Recursive search IP

    When multiple IP addresses exist in the Real IP header field, the first untrusted address is looked up from back to front as the client’s real client IP.

    Default: True


In the Log category, you can exercise customized control over error log and access log outputs.

Error log

  • Avoid generating error logs: it is in DISABLE status by default, and enabling it means not outputting any error logs.

  • Logs Path: Output path of error logs.

  • Error log level: Output level of error logs.

  • Maximum number of log files to keep: Maximum number of logs to keep,

error log and access log will rotate every hour to save disk space by only keeping last updated log files.

Access log

To increase the speed of writing access logs, Buffer Zone is enabled by default. The size of the buffer zone can be adjusted to an appropriate value falling somewhere between performance and resource usage.

Just set the buffer zone size at 0 if you don’t want to enable it.


In the Gzip category, default options for Gzip such as Enable switch and compression level can be selected. The Gzip function Enable switch also allows you to specify the Gzip status in the application in light of different conditions.


In the Others category, you can set the cleanup policy for operation logs and application release history.

2. Sync option

The Sync option is displayed above the General page, and the default partition is displayed by default. The option Automatic Synchronization indicates that all configurations of the current partition will automatically overwrite the configurations of all other partitions.

When Automatic Synchronization is checked, only the default partition is allowed to be modified.

After unchecking Automatic Synchronization, the changes of each partition will not be automatically synchronized to other partitions, so if you want to synchronize the configuration of the current partition to other specified partitions, click on the option Copy to other Partitions in the upper right corner.

Then select the partition you want to synchronize and click copy, the configuration of the current partition will overwrite the configuration of the specified partition.