Error 404 if url contains "star"

Alexander Schwarz alexschwarz at
Sun Apr 10 19:27:42 UTC 2016

Hello Francis,
you are right. But the weird thing is, i already commented out that line (it was for caching/expires headers, and yes, missing the backslash).
Is there any chance I was running two nginx instances? Because it seemed my configuration was kind of cached, as i commented that line, but it still didn't work. Now, after i completely reinstalled nginx everything is working fine.
I got the idea because i downgraded from newest nginx version to a older one in my testing. Is it possible that there were multiple instances?
Anyway, thank you very much.

> Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2016 19:37:35 +0100
> From: francis at
> To: nginx at
> Subject: Re: Error 404 if url contains "star"
> On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 07:16:33PM +0200, Alexander Schwarz wrote:
> Hi there,
> > i have a very strange problem with my nginx configuration. If the URL contains the word "star", i get the standard 404 Error not found page.
> > I defined a rule that should redirect all requests to index.php. 
> Your rule does not redirect *all* requests.
> > Any ideas?!
> There's a missing backslash "\" on the "location ~*" line, just before
> the ".(".
> 	f
> -- 
> Francis Daly        francis at
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