How to set Retry-After for 503?

Gena Makhomed gmm at
Fri Jul 3 20:13:59 MSD 2009

On Friday, July 3, 2009 at 18:00:39, tmiskiew wrote:

t> we're using nginx/0.5.35

t> I want to set the Retry-After header for 503, but it isn't working.

t> This is how I tried:

t> location / {
t> if (-f $document_root/system/maintenance.html) {
t> add_header Retry-After 600;
t> return 503;
t> }

t> I've checked with curl -I -H and it's not showing Retry-After.

t> Any ideas?

add_header works only for 200, 204, 301, 302 or 304 status codes.


Best regards,

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