HttpLimitReqModule delivers "nginx/1.4.3" as a message for HTTP status code 429. Too generic!

Francis Daly francis at
Sun Oct 27 10:05:17 UTC 2013

On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 11:43:29PM -0400, Brian08275660 wrote:

Hi there,

> The module HttpLimitReqModule delivers "nginx/1.4.3" (at least with version
> 1.4.3) as a message for the HTTP status code 429. That is too generic and
> not useful at all.

Are you reporting that nginx generates a malformed response?

Or are you reporting that your http client handles a well-formed response

The first sounds like something patchable in nginx. The second doesn't.

> But with the HTTP status code 429
> we get an empty HTML response! ?

Francis Daly        francis at

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