Nginx 0.8.54: Index files bug?

Dayo nginx-forum at
Fri Feb 11 19:29:21 MSK 2011

Hi Maxim!

Maxim Dounin Wrote:
> > Did you see my previous post?
> > When I comment out the try files directive, the
> index works.
> Again:
>     location / {
>         try_files $uri $uri/;
>     }
> is an infinite loop.  It is expected to generate
> 500 for 
> directories.  Under no conditions it will allow
> index to work.

OK. That is clear enough.

My normal setup is 
     location / {
         try_files $uri $uri/ @proxy;
I just ran the 'try_files $uri $uri/;' as a test to try to see whether
the file gets served by Nginx or by the backend if it is the index.html
being called.

I see now from your explanation that the test would always fail.


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