Maintenance mode for all but my ip

Jonathan Matthews contact at
Sat Dec 7 15:10:08 UTC 2013

On 7 December 2013 14:58, B.R. <reallfqq-nginx at> wrote:
> I am new to the use of maps, but I suppose it would fit perfectly, using
> core variables such as the binary IP address:
>     rewrite ^.*$ $target #Redirecting all traffic according to map-assigned

I don't particularly like ^^^ this. It seems like a level of
indirection too far ;-)

Using /almost/ the same technique, you could have a map based on the
remote IP like BR suggested, but use it like this:

http {
 map $remote_addr $not_me {
  default 1;
  my.ip.address "";
 server {
  # whatever else you need
  location / {
   if ($not_me) {
     return 503


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