nginx: Send HTTP User Agent Requests To Specific Backend Server

in Categories last updated July 16, 2010

I‘ve tons of images, css and javascript hosted at backend server IP 192.168.1.5 and 192.168.1.6. How do I make sure nginx reverse proxy load balancer always send all http_user_agent requests coming from “Mozilla” to server 192.168.1.5 and MSIE to server 192.168.1.6 only?

Nginx: 24: Too Many Open Files Error And Solution

in Categories last updated May 6, 2010

I‘m getting the following error in my nginx server error log file:

2010/04/16 13:24:16 [crit] 21974#0: *3188937 open() “/usr/local/nginx/html/50x.html” failed (24: Too many open files), client: 88.x.y.z, server: example.com, request: “GET /file/images/background.jpg HTTP/1.1”, upstream: “http://10.8.4.227:81//file/images/background.jpg”, host: “example.com”

How do I fix this problem under CentOS / RHEL / Fedora Linux or UNIX like operating systems?

Nginx: Custom Error 403 Page Not Working with IP Deny Configuration

in Categories last updated April 14, 2010

I block or deny access based on the host name or IP address of the client visiting website under nginx web server. I want to display customized e403.html error page, but it doesn’t appear to be working. Nginx always displays the built-in, hardcoded “403 Forbidden” error message. Here is my configuration:

.....
  ...
 deny 1.2.3.4;
 deny 91.212.45.0/24;
 deny 91.212.65.0/24;
 .....
 ...
 error_page 403 /e403.html;
        location = /e403.html {
           root   html;
       }

How do I fix this problem and display custom error 403 page under nginx server?