nginx ignoring config file when started via systemd

theheadsage nginx-forum at
Wed Dec 9 07:58:50 UTC 2015

Hi mex,

It was installed via the RHEL 7 repo.

I've managed to solve the issue, and so for anyone else experiencing this
odd behavour the solution is to check the SELINUX file context.

My config was in a file that had "unconfined_u:object_r:var_t:s0" and it
needed "unconfined_u:object_r:httpd_config_t:s0" so run "sudo restorecon -v

Otherwise nginx just silently ignores the file, and no error shows up in the
audit.log file. (or disable SELINUX, but alas I can't)

Daniel Sage

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