alias + fastcgi

sonicsnes nginx-forum at
Mon Jul 18 01:16:21 UTC 2011

Using aliases with fast cgi results in... strange results. 

With this config:

        location /cgi-bin/ {
                alias /home/nagios/nagios/sbin;
                include /etc/nginx/fastcgi.conf;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/fcgiwrap.socket;

, if you request /cgi-bin/test.cgi, $document_root is changed to
/home/nagios/nagios/sbin, as you would expect. However,
$fastcgi_script_name remains /cgi-bin/test.cgi. Shouldn't
$fastcgi_script_name and $uri be changed to reflect that fact that this
is operating inside the alias? I would think $fastcgi_script_name and
$uri would both be /test.cgi, and not include the "/cgi-bin".

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