What HTTP headers does nginx send to SCGI and FastCGI application servers?

Richard Stanway r1ch+nginx at teamliquid.net
Tue Dec 2 18:15:52 UTC 2014

Rather than the source, you should check the docs :)


On Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Some Developer <someukdeveloper at gmail.com>

> I've looked through the nginx source code and couldn't find a specific
> list of HTTP headers that nginx passes through to SCGI and FastCGI
> application servers.
> I'm writing a simple SCGI and FastCGI application server in C++ and need
> to know what set of options are available to use.
> Unfortunately I'm not in a position to run a debugger just yet as the
> library code is in the process of being created and I haven't got a daemon
> written yet to listen for connections.
> Is there a list somewhere? I've looked through the CGI 1.1 specification
> and it mentions several headers that are sent but I'm pretty sure that
> nginx sends other headers as well.
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