HTTP 505 error message supported by NGINX?

Francis Daly francis at
Wed Aug 5 07:17:24 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 07:25:23PM -0400, nginxuser100 wrote:

Hi there,

> Thank you Francis. The body content did the trick ... not as aesthetically
> pleasing to the eyes as the NGINX's "hard-coded reason phrase", but it is
> better than a blank page.

Good that you have an acceptable answer.

> I did not understand what you meant by a config to control the reason
> phrase.

I think that nginx does not have a way to let you control the reason phrase.

I was not sure from your paragraph whether you had a system where
you got nginx to return a different reason phrase, for (e.g.) fastcgi
returning 404.

If you had, I'd be interested to see the config.

But it sounds like you don't, so that's ok.


Francis Daly        francis at

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