trying to get something like proxypassreverse going.

Tim Uckun timuckun at
Thu Aug 19 12:54:11 MSD 2010

Hey all.

I am trying to get proxy a certain path in my domain to a different
back end than the "normal" paths.  So far I have done this. I got all
this information from various sites on the web and it almost works.

proxy_redirect          off;
proxy_set_header        Host            $host;
proxy_set_header        X-Real-IP       $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header        X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
client_max_body_size    10m;
client_body_buffer_size 128k;
client_header_buffer_size 64k;
proxy_connect_timeout   90;
proxy_send_timeout      90;
proxy_read_timeout      90;
proxy_buffer_size   16k;
proxy_buffers       32   16k;
proxy_busy_buffers_size 64k;

proxy_pass_header Set-Cookie;
proxy_pass_header P3P;

server {
	listen 80;
	location / {
		proxy_pass http://localhost:3001;
	location /foo/ {
		proxy_pass http://localhost:3000/;

This works except that some sort of a rewrite rule is required because
the links form that back end are broken. For example when the backend
links to /images/blah or /stylesheets/blah the browser thinks the
images and the stylesheets come from the / root.

I would like the proxy to somehow rewrite those links to be
/foo/images/blah and /foo/stylesheets/blah.

I saw this link.. but that does
not work at all.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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