Nginx proxy_intercept_errors

Kiril Kalchev kirilk at
Wed Mar 6 14:45:33 UTC 2013

Just for the record, I think I found a kind of solution.  It looks good if my backend returns http codes 3xx. I have tried with 333 and 334 and it looks great. I know it is an ugly hack, but my findings may help to other poor souls. I hope this behavior will not change in the next versions. 


On Mar 6, 2013, at 4:31 PM, Maxim Dounin wrote:

> Hello!
> On Wed, Mar 06, 2013 at 04:02:30PM +0200, Kiril Kalchev wrote:
>> Is there any way to force nginx to read request body? I really 
>> don't care about this overhead, I hit connection limit much more 
>> faster. Thank you for the super fast answer.
> No, there is no way to force nginx to read response body - errors 
> interception happens right after reading response headers and 
> before the body is read.  (Well, you may configure another proxy 
> layer without intercept errors, but this probably doesn't counts 
> as a real solution to what you are trying to do.)
> On the other hand, if you have only 403/404 responses you want to 
> intercept - you may force your backend to return only headers by 
> using
>    proxy_method HEAD;
> in your config (see
> -- 
> Maxim Dounin
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