The SPDY router (uWSGI 1.9)

Starting from uWSGI 1.9 the HTTPS router has been extended to support version 3 of the SPDY protocol.

To run the HTTPS router with SPDY support, use the --https2 option:

uwsgi --https2 addr=,cert=foobart.crt,key=foobar.key,spdy=1 --module werkzeug.testapp:test_app

This will start an HTTPS router on port 8443 with SPDY support, forwarding requests to the Werkzeug’s test app the instance is running. If you’ll go to https://address:8443/ with a SPDY-enabled browser, you will see additional WSGI variables reported by Werkzeug:

  • SPDYon
  • SPDY.version – protocol version (generally 3)
  • – stream identifier (an odd number).


  • You need at least OpenSSL 1.x to use SPDY (all of the modern Linux distros should have it).
  • During uploads, the window size is constantly updated.
  • The --http-timeout directive is used to set the SPDY timeout. This is the maximum amount of inactivity after the SPDY connection is closed.
  • PING requests from the browsers are all acknowledged.
  • On connect, the SPDY router sends a settings packet to the client with optimal values.
  • If a stream fails in some catastrophic way, the whole connection is closed hard.
  • RST messages are always honoured.


  • Add old SPDY v2 support (is it worth it?)
  • Allow PUSHing of resources from the uWSGI cache
  • Allow tuning internal buffers