Nginx is well known for its powerful HTTP reverse-proxy features. Altough Nginx does its job well in pretty lot of situations, there are always a need for a general TCP proxy stuff. Sadly this feature does not come boundled in with the stock Nginx.
This is where 3rd party patches come in. There are quite some great patches out there, in this post I will write about nginx_tcp_proxy_module made by Weibin Yao from China (he has 13 different promising patches and modules for nginx, definitely worth a check).
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