Internal redirects to upstream

Arvind Jayaprakash work at
Wed May 6 23:49:28 MSD 2009

On May 06, Maxim Dounin wrote:
>On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 11:54:50PM +0530, Arvind Jayaprakash wrote:
>> Is it possible to do an internal redirect to another url within nginx?
>> Say I access url "/u1" which is handled by an upstream server. I need to
>> be able to return a redirect to url "/u2" which is not a file but needs
>> to be sent back to the upstream server (possibly different from the
>> first one).
>> X-Accel-Redirect seems to be for cases when /u2 maps to a file.
>No, X-Accel-Redirect just accepts uri and does internal redirect.  
>It has no knowledge of how /u2 will be handled - by static module, 
>proxy module, fastcgi or whatever.


Can any response headers sent by /u1 be transferred as request headers
when making the request to /u2 ?

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