Queries in NGINX proxy features

sv savages at mozapps.com
Fri Nov 15 21:07:11 UTC 2013

One of the things that I did was to use unix sockets to the backend.  

On 11/15/2013 12:33 PM, Anamitra Dutta Majumdar (anmajumd) wrote:
> We are designing a deployment were NGINX front ends all incoming https
> connection and then forwards it to multiple web containers like
> Tomcat and Node.js which listen on internal ports on
> I have some questions here
>  1. Is it possible to route Outbound connection through NGINX as well.
>     I.e for requests outbound from Tomcat/Node.js, can the requests
>      be forwarded to an internal nginx port first over HTTP and then
>     Nginx will proxy them to the destination over HTTPS?
>  2. Are there any high to medium severity known threats for having an
>     HTTP connection between nginx and the other web containers
>     listening on local ports on the same machine instead of using
>     HTTPS.Is is there any other alternative?
>  3. What is the best way to allow access from a list of know IP
>     addresses at the NGINX layer. That is a White list of Ips. Would
>     it be by using mod_security or the ngx_http_access_module. Is the
>     one better over the other?
> Thanks,
> Anamitra
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