Nginx 1.2.5 for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit builds) are now available for free download. As always, packages are built from the upstream stable branch. Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a high performance web server, caching proxy and a Layer 7 load balancing solution. Millions of web sites on the Internet benefit from using Nginx because of its extreme performance, scalability, reliability, flexibility, and security.
On 2012-11-13, the stable version of Nginx 1.2.5 was released at nginx.org. The upstream changelog is as follows:
Changes with nginx 1.2.5 – 13 Nov 2012
- ) Feature: the “optional_no_ca” parameter of the “ssl_verify_client” directive. Thanks to Mike Kazantsev and Eric O’Connor.
- ) Feature: the $bytes_sent, $connection, and $connection_requests variables can now be used not only in the “log_format” directive. Thanks to Benjamin Grössing.
- ) Feature: resolver now randomly rotates addresses returned from cache. Thanks to Anton Jouline.
- ) Feature: the “auto” parameter of the “worker_processes” directive.
- ) Bugfix: “cache file … has md5 collision” alert.
- ) Bugfix: OpenSSL 0.9.7 compatibility.
These Windows install files are provided to support legacy users who still use the Cygwin based builds. Before nginx.org starting providing native Windows packages, these were the only way to run Nginx on Windows. Now, official native Windows builds are available and supported at nginx.org. Please use those if you are new to Nginx on Windows. Once again, they are fully supported and available for download at nginx.org.
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