Disable Reverse Proxy for Failover

Maxim Dounin mdounin at mdounin.ru
Thu Apr 24 11:22:08 UTC 2014


On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 09:58:48PM +0000, Hect, Jason wrote:

> I have NGINX set up as a reverse proxy, which works fine.  In 
> the event my web server goes down, I would like NGINX to act as 
> the failover, and serve a local page with just some basic 
> company information and a "check back soon" type message.  
> Trying to do this, I think I'm getting stuck in an infinite loop 
> and always end up with a 502 Gateway error.   For testing, I was 
> just trying to get it working with generic load balancing, going 
> back and forth between my web server and the local NGINX "Check 
> Back Soon" page.  My config looks something like this:


> Any reason why this shouldn't work?

Looking into logs might be a good idea.

Maxim Dounin

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