proxy_pass redirect for address without trailing slash disregards Host port

Jeffrey 'jf' Lim at
Sat Aug 24 06:23:33 UTC 2019

The host is defined by the server, surely, and not by what the client tells
the server it is? And you tell the server what host it is by the
server_name directive (


On Sat, 24 Aug 2019, 01:39 Nuno Gonçalves, <nunojpg at> wrote:

> I am using proxy_pass and I'm facing a issue which I'm not sure it's a bug.
> It is in regard to the behaviour specified by the documentation [1]:
> If a location is defined by a prefix string that ends with the slash
> character, and requests are processed by one of proxy_pass,
> fastcgi_pass, uwsgi_pass, scgi_pass, memcached_pass, or grpc_pass,
> then the special processing is performed. In response to a request
> with URI equal to this string, but without the trailing slash, a
> permanent redirect with the code 301 will be returned to the requested
> URI with the slash appended. If this is not desired, an exact match of
> the URI and location could be defined like this:
> Consider that there is a proxy pass for location /abcd/ { proxy_pass
> ... } for a server listening on port 80.
> If I make a request for /abcd with Host header "",
> then I receive a 301 for and not for the expected
> In fact NGINX is considering the Host header domain part, but
> disregarding the port part.
> I believe this is a bug.
> Thanks,
> Nuno
> [1]
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