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Status Planned for future release
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 22, 2021

Offer nginx stream modules

nginx is currently available through the IBM yum repository. The project has modules to facilitate TCP streaming; however, these are not built by default. Could we please find a way to provide these additional modules for customers that may require them?

Our use case is to offer a TLS reverse proxy for a bespoke, unencrypted TCP server. To support this, we require the modules ngx_stream_core_module and ngx_stream_ssl_module.

Use Case:

* Admins can configure a TLS endpoint for an existing TCP server
* Users can securely connect their client applications to the exposed TLS port

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 21, 2022

    I think this can be closed now. It seems to have been delivered with little fanfare!


  • Guest
    Dec 2, 2021


    Sadly the reverse proxy example you linked to doesn't work for our particular use case, since we are not proxying an HTTP server.

  • Guest
    Dec 1, 2021

    .IBM plans to deliver an nginx update with these modules.
    Note, however, that a reverse proxy can still be set up without them. For reference, see

  • Guest
    Apr 19, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM