Empty server name argument - Can't get it to work

Luigi Perroti luigi.perroti at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 28 12:36:19 MSD 2008


I'm trying out the new 0.7.13 release which permits to use "" as server name,
but there must be something wrong with my configuration since I can't get this
new feature to work.

Here's the relevant snippet from my configuration file:

http {
  access_log off;
  recursive_error_pages off;
  server {
    server_name _ "";
    error_page 400 /400.html;
    location /400.html {
      if ($host = "") {
        access_log /var/log/access.log;
    location / {
      fastcgi_intercept_errors on;

I thought that with this configuration I'd be able to:
- have the application behind the fastcgi server receive requests with no Host:
header specified.
- log into access.log when my custom 400 error page is served, but only if no
Host: header is present.

Instead the behaviour I'm observing is that when nginx receives a request
without the Host: header my custom 400 page gets served without sending the
request to the fastcgi server and nothing is logged into access.log either.

Any suggestion would be most welcome, thank you.


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