Tweak proxy_next_upstream based on HTTP method

Maxim Dounin mdounin at
Fri Jul 5 13:02:22 UTC 2013


On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 08:32:38AM -0400, Branden Visser wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was wondering if there is a way to have different proxy_* rules depending
> on the HTTP method? My use case is that I want to be a little more
> conservative about what requests I retry for POST requests, as they have an
> undesired impact if tried twice after a "false" timeout.
> e.g., for GET, I may want to try another when I timeout to the back-end
> server after 5s, whereas for a POST request, I may want to simply fail the
> POST request after 15s.
> I can work around this by doing specific location blocks for each URL, but
> having separate defaults based on HTTP method should be easier to maintain.

There is the limit_except directive which might be helpful, see

Maxim Dounin

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