Nginx reverse proxy crash when dns unavailable

masom nginx-forum at
Fri Oct 23 18:43:49 MSD 2009

Thanks Maxim

I'll see what voodoo i can come up with for our deployment... or maybe submit a patch that would allow nginx to start even if the getbyhostname() is not returning the ip, then  attempt to resolv it again later on as requests comes in.

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