response-rate-limiting - "window" explained?

Tom tomtux007 at
Thu Mar 23 07:52:57 UTC 2017

Can someone explain the behaviour of "window" in the rate-limit-context? 
I've tried "responses-per-second 10; window 3;" and had the same results 
as "responses-per-second 10; window 5;".

Any simple explanation for the "window"-directive?

Many thanks.
Kind regards,

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