proxy + rewrite

Alex Alex lists at
Mon Mar 5 22:46:09 UTC 2012

Hi all,

I'm new with NGINX. What I want to do is a front reverse proxy server
that rewrites URL.

I actually can make it working with one site, but not with many sites.

On my real server:

https://srvabc:1234/mypath/ goes

and on my NGINX server:

https://www.mynxinx/abc goes

What is not working is to have https://www.mynxinx/def going on another
server like https://srvdef:4567/anothermypath/

I tried many configurations and the most simple one seems to be the one
using the request_uri without the / at the beginning (I also tried
directly with proxy_pass  https:/$request_uri;):

upstream abc  {
      server srvabc:1234 weight=10 max_fails=3 fail_timeout=30s;

upstream def  {
      server srvdef:4567 weight=10 max_fails=3 fail_timeout=30s;

server {
listen       443 ssl;
    server_name  mynxinx;

    ssl                  on;
    ssl_certificate      /etc/nginx/cert.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key  /etc/nginx/cert.key;

    ssl_session_timeout  5m;

    ssl_protocols  SSLv2 SSLv3 TLSv1;
    ssl_ciphers  HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers   on;

    location / {

if ($request_uri ~* ^/(.*)$) {
  set $request_key $1;

  rewrite /abc /mypath;
  rewrite /def /anothermypath;

  proxy_pass         https://$request_key;
        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;


What's wrong my my configuration?

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