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proxy_cache_path /var/cache/nginx levels=1:2 keys_zone=myCache:8m max_size=100m inactive=1h;
  • What does the keys_zone=myCache:8m mean? There's not much said to it in the docs:

In addition, all active keys and information about data are stored in a shared memory zone, whose name and size are configured by the keys_zone parameter.

  • What if proxy_cache_valid(12h) is higher than the specified inactive value (1h) in proxy_cache_path? Which rule will it follow? e.g.

    proxy_cache_valid 200 302 12h; proxy_cache_valid 404 302 1h;


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