SSL not initialized properly in a server section containing a syntax error in the server_name directive

Igor Sysoev is at
Fri Jun 27 17:20:25 MSD 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 08:48:08AM -0400, Just Marc wrote:

> The below configuration causes SSL not to be initialized for that server 
> section, silently.   nginx listens on the port but rejects SSL 
> connections as "client sent invalid method while reading client request 
> line ... " as shown by the error log file, which was put in debug mode 
> to figure this out.
> Tested with version 0.6.31.
> server {
>    listen x.x.x.x:443;
>    server_name  <- notice the lack of ;
>    ssl on;
>    ssl_protocols SSLv3 TLSv1;
> ...
> }

nginx treats this as

    server_name  ssl  on;

The problem is that "ssl" and "on" may be valid server names.

The server_name directive now checks only "/" symbols in name and
issues warning

      server name "..." has strange symbols

to prevent

    access_log  /path/to/log;

and so.

Igor Sysoev

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