502 errors, upstream sent too big header

assistlydavid nginx-forum at nginx.us
Tue Jun 28 06:38:42 MSD 2011

We're having the same problem:

    upstream sent too big header while reading response header from


    upstream: "passenger:unix:/passenger_helper_server:"

I tried every one of proxy_buffers, proxy_busy_buffers_size,
proxy_buffer_size, fastcgi_buffers, fastcgi_busy_buffers_size,
fastcgi_buffer_size, large_client_header_buffers.

Isn't this error message coming from nginx, complaining about the size
of the header returned from passenger?  Given that, surely there's some
way I can tell nginx to allow a larger header size?

Any suggestions?


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