possible fastcgi_params bug or undocumented feature

Rob Schultz rschultz7 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 21 02:35:33 MSK 2008

	Today i was configuring nginx to "act" more like apache when using  
https (Apache sets the fastcgi paramater HTTPS to on and this is how  
phpmyadmin detects if you are using https or not) Well i only wanted  
this paramater to be on my https portion of the server so i added it  
right below my fastcgi_pass directive.
http {
         include         /etc/nginx/mime.types;
         include         /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;

rest of regular config....

         ##ssl portion
         server {
                 listen          443;
                 server_name     domain.com www.domain.com;

                 ssl on;
                 ssl_certificate         /etc/ssl/nginx/server.crt;
                 ssl_certificate_key     /etc/ssl/nginx/server.key;

                 access_log      /var/log/nginx/ 
domain.com.ssl_access_log main;
                 error_log       /var/log/nginx/ 
domain.com.ssl_error_log info;

                 root /var/www/domain.com/htdocs;

                 location ~ \.php$ {
                         fastcgi_param  HTTPS    on;
                         fastcgi_index   index.php;

                 location ~* ^.+\.(jpg|jpeg|gif|png)$ {
                         access_log   off;
                         expires      30d;

reloaded the configuration file and hit refresh on a php page  
displaying phpinfo()  and i get the "No Input file". So after playing  
around i ended up having to add the include directive in my location ~ 
\.php$ section like so
                 location ~ \.php$ {
			include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
                         fastcgi_param  HTTPS    on;
                         fastcgi_index   index.php;

So it is looking like adding a fastcgi_param directive is clearing out  
the http section for them.
Also the English wiki states "Directives not set are inherited from  
the outer level. " so that is why i am thinking this is a bug.

I am currently using the 0.6.28 and noticed a new release but by the  
changelog doesn't seem like anything changed in the fastcgi module.

Rob Schultz

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