nginx listen to $hostname doesn't work, is it supported?

Joshua Zhu zhuzhaoyuan at
Fri Nov 30 05:32:12 UTC 2012


On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 5:01 AM, coral <nginx-forum at> wrote:

> n my nginx conf file, I have :
>   listen       80;
>     server_name  $hostname;
>  if I do netstat I see that it is listening on , is there any
> workaround in nginx.conf , to make it listen to $hostname:80  ?  where
> $hostname is coming from system ?
> I tried multiple combinations with no success so far.

Why not just use 'localhost'? For example:
    listen localhost:80;


Joshua Zhu
Senior Software Engineer
Server Platforms Team at Taobao
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