Help with X-Accel-Redirect and "rewrite or internal redirection cycle" errors

Iain Barnett iainspeed at
Tue Jun 7 05:44:30 MSD 2011

On 6 Jun 2011, at 15:55, Maxim Dounin wrote:

> There are two options:
> 1. You understand things enough to mangle logs and configs, and 
> you don't need any help with debugging.
> 2. You need help with debugging.
> Choose any one.  Obviously with (1) there are no reasons to post 
> anything here.
> If you do care enough about your actual server names but still 
> need help with debugging - reproduce the problem in sandbox with 
> fake names.

Bit harsh, there was no difference to the result from my mistake, and trying to back up a position with a false dilemma rarely works. I think you'll find it's up to me how much information I give about my projects, asking for your help doesn't mean I owe you anything, and giving your help doesn't mean you get to be rude.

>> Ah ha! Looking at the original, the server name is from one of 
>> the other site's being proxied to. Does this mean I should use 
>> an absolute uri for the X-Accel-Redirect header?
> No.  The problem is still the same: redirect loop happens not in 
> the server{} you provided, but in other one.

I'm finding entries for this in the access logs of a different server, so I'll see if whether on redirect the host name is being passed along.

> You haven't provided any info, so just wild guess: you want to 
> read about proxy_ignore_headers directive.  See here:

Well, to say I haven't provided any info is quite a stretch, and if there was other information you thought I should give I think you would be better to say what it is, but thankyou for your help anyway, I'll give it a look.


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