Starting nginx without checking for upstream server availability

Igor Sysoev is at
Fri Jan 23 22:09:15 MSK 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:56:14PM -0500, John Kemp wrote:

> I am using nginx in a reverse-proxy situation, with several upstream  
> servers on different networks.
> I am often testing parts of my server without access to some of the  
> upstream servers. When I try to start nginx and even a single upstream  
> server is unavailable, I get the message:
> >comp:blah johnk$ sudo /usr/local/sbin/nginx
> >2009/01/23 10:24:22 [emerg] 4894#0: host not found in upstream  
> >"xxx.yyy.zzz" in /usr/local/nginx//conf/nginx.conf:18
> And nginx is not started.
> Although I like configuration checking, I'd also like to be able to  
> start nginx even when one or more upstream servers are down. Is there  
> a way to do that? I couldn't see a command-line option to do so, or  
> anything that looked relevant in the config file examples on the wiki.
> I am using nginx 0.7.30, compiled from source on OS X.

One of the way  - to use IP addresses.

Igor Sysoev

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