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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 nginxthe 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.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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