proxy_read_timeout for an apache location?

Francis Daly francis at
Fri Mar 8 20:30:02 UTC 2013

On Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 09:49:39AM -0800, Grant wrote:

Hi there,

> >> Can I set proxy_read_timeout for only a particular location which is
> >> passed to apache?
> >
> >

That's a good resource. redirects to the official
documentation for the directive, and if it says "context: location",
then it can apply to a particular location.

> This config causes nginx to serve the request instead of apache:
> location /for-apache.html {
>      proxy_read_timeout 30m;
> }
> Can I pass for-apache.html to apache and wait 30m for it?

In nginx, one request is handled in one location. Only the configuration
in, or inherited into, that location applies.

To send to apache, you need the proxy_pass directive -- which has
documentation at

So the answer is "yes you can, but you have to configure it".

Francis Daly        francis at

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