sending mail with nginx

Joe Van Dyk joe at
Sat Nov 1 21:06:40 MSK 2008

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Maxim Dounin <mdounin at> wrote:
> Hello!
> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 04:27:12PM -0400, Liam Morley wrote:
>> I've been using nginx to proxy to rails apps, and this has been quite
>> successful (thanks). But now I need to host a client's site which has a very
>> simple mail contact form (previously written in coldfusion running on IIS).
>> Now that I have to port this contact form to linux, the natural thought was
>> to use CGI. FastCGI is really overkill, I don't need a persistent process
>> just waiting for someone to send mail through a webform.
> Since nginx has no CGI support, you should either use backend
> server that handles CGI, or set up some FastCGI wrapper for this.

What would you recommend for a backend server that does only CGI?

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