Configuration Primer

Chris Zimmerman fud.theturtle at
Wed Mar 18 14:54:55 MSK 2009

Probably the only thing I'd like to see more of in the wiki / docs is real world examples, like's docs.

-----Original Message-----
From: Igor Sysoev <is at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:48 AM
To: nginx at
Subject: Re: Configuration Primer

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 11:33:03AM +0200, Reinis Rozitis wrote:

> >On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 23:09, Gavin Kistner wrote:
> >>Does there exist an english introduction to NginX config 'programming'?
> >
> >None, AFAIK. I had the same problem a few months ago when I switched
> >to nginx. I ended up learning by example, getting nginx to do what I
> >wanted, then forgetting about it.
> >
> >This is probably the reason nobody wrote a clear, academic, intro to
> >nginx configuration.
> I don't get what else are you expecting?
> I mean there are basic samples / advanced configurations / specific cases 
> covered. On each ( ) statement, 
> option you can click on and see what it actually means / does.
> Of course the more documentation the better then again saying there is none 
> at all is wrong.

This is a reference and some cookbook recepts but not introdution.
I can write draft description of request processing from confuguration
point of view but without these ugly rewrites as want to change them.

Igor Sysoev

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