nginx + FollowSymLinks owner verification

Lekensteyn nginx-forum at
Sat Jan 5 15:30:46 UTC 2013

Maxim, I found that the disable_symlinks option does not work properly when
the permissions are restrictive. Please see my observations on

In summary: ngx_file_info_wrapper() tries to open() a file if symlinks are
disabled. That fails if nginx does not have read permissions for the said

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