Nginx 1.11 Web Server Improves HTTP/2
The latest incremental update of the open-source Nginx web server is out today and once again, HTTP/2 related fixes/improvement are part of the mix. Looking through the release noted two HTTP/2 changes are noteworthy:
*) Change: the "421 Misdirected Request" response now used when rejecting requests to a virtual server different from one negotiated during an SSL handshake; this improves interoperability with some HTTP/2 clients when using client certificates. *) Change: HTTP/2 clients can now start sending request body immediately; the "http2_body_preread_size" directive controls size of the buffer used before nginx will start reading client request body.
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