Nginx outbound HTTP_REFERER not working

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Thu Oct 7 18:42:04 MSD 2010


On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 10:19:14AM -0400, jmadtech wrote:

> I've got an interesting problem that I can't seem to trace.  On my site
> (which is running Nginx 0.6.24), I have a link to a customer's external
> URL.  When a user clicks that link and goes to the customer's site, the
> HTTP_REFERER is not being passed in the header by Nginx.

When user "clicks that link and goes to the customer's site" it's 
up to user browser to decide whether to send Referer header or not.  
Your nginx doesn't even know about that click and it's not clear 
why you think there is something to do with nginx here.

Maxim Dounin

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